Saturday, February 12, 2011
Faithful by Kim Cash Tate
This is a great book! I thoroughly enjoyed Faithful by Kim Cash Tate. Three women, all friends, yet each with their own struggles in life centered around faithfulness - their own and God's.
This is the first book I have read by Kim Cash Tate and I have to say I will read a second one. Her style is easy to read and I found myself wrapped into the storyline quickly. The story moves along and there is never a slow moment. The characters are highly likeable and will even make you find a tissue or two as Kim Cash Tate does not shy away from dealing with real life issues in this book. It is a title in the Women of Faith Fiction Series so it is written to encourage women in their walk with God. Tate does an excellent job of making her characters real without oversimplifying their lives. Overall, I enjoyed the book and would recommend it as a good read for any woman that wants to be reminded of God's faithfulness.
Quick introduction to the book: Cydney thought she knew God's plan for her life. It included marriage and a family. However, at 40 she finds herself still single until God brings a man into her life. But she struggles with knowing if he is "Mr. Right" because he does all the wrong things. Why, he doesn't even have a Bible! Then Cydney's best friend, Dana, who has had the perfect marriage, uncovers her husband's affair. What now? They used to mentor marriages...teach couples how to have the "perfect marriage". How can she return to the church? The third part of this trio is Phyllis, who is tired and weary because she is married to an unbelieving man. Hayes doesn't seem to even like God, muchless want to go to church. How can Phyllis raise their children with a man that hates God? Then she goes to a reunion for her college soriority and reconnects with an "old friend". Uh-oh...this man is everything Phyllis has dreamed of in a husband and he is a recent widower. Will Phyllis remain faithful to Hayes? All three lives are intertwined as they journey these paths.
About Kim Cash Tate: She is a Women of Faith speaker and the author of Heavenly Places and the memoir More Christian than African American. A former practicing attorney, she is also the founder of Colored in Christ Ministries. She and her husband have two children.
I received a free copy of this book from B&B Media Group in exchange for my honest and fair review.