Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Love Waits by Donald James Parker

Love Waits by Donald James Parker
Published: Sword of the Spirit Publishing, 2009

Cheri is an innocent fourteen-year-old raised in a small town in Nebraska. Her father lands a promotion, demoting her to a status of ‘nobody’ in a much larger and inhospitable city. One of the few people she connects with in her new school spills the beans that Cheri is still a virgin. Some of her cool schoolmates frown on that condition and exert pressure on her to ditch her inhibitions. Faced with the loneliness of the new environment coupled with relationship problems with her father, Cheri finds the temptation growing strong. When her father assigns an older babysitter, she is ready rebel. However, she finds that Jean Macalester is no ordinary sixty-year-old, especially to a girl with aspirations of resuming a love affair with music. Jean's womanly wisdom, background as a flute teacher, and love of God provide a counterweight to the peer pressure of Judy Green, the girl who goes on a personal crusade to convert Cheri to coolness. When Cheri and Duke Williams, Cheri's new crush, discover the church youth group planning a chastity pledge, they have to decide whether to join. In addition to dealing with guarding her own purity, Cheri tries to help friends in distress, win top chair in the band, and set her dad up with the teacher from the chastity class. Everything comes to a climax when two of her friends are brutally assaulted, and they all look to the peace that passes all understanding that only God can provide.

Love Waits was a book that is different to the books that I would normally read, but I decided to read it because it sounded like it could be a good read.  And it was.
While reading Love Waits I found myself deeply drawn into the story line of the novel.  The characters were all very good although I have to say at first I didn't really like a couple of the characters but later on in the story as they changed I began to really like them.
Love Waits gave me a lot of things to think about.  That is to say, for me it was a very thought-provoking novel.
I loved how there were some parts that made you laugh out loud and then there were also some very serious parts that made the book stand out.
I feel that Love Waits was a really good read that made me think long and hard about some of the issues that were brought up.  I definitely felt emotionally attached to the characters and the issues they faced.
Overall, I really enjoyed Love Waits, I found it to be a serious, refreshing read that brings about some very good points.  I'd recommend this book to anyone who loves christian fiction as well as anyone who would love to read a story that brings up some really good issues.
The good news is that you can read it in e-book form here.
My Rating: φφφφφ

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