Book Club Choices
|Book Club Choices: Rain Dance|
Jonica is a young, married, Christian woman who wants desperately to have children. After trying for a while, she and her husband seek the help of a fertility doctor. When after a few tries, it doesn't work; they believe that they need to stop. They are exhausted physically, spiritually, emotionally, and financially. On that last day in the doctor's office, she meets Stacie who is waiting to get information regarding an abortion.
Stacie is also a young, married woman but has nothing but her own career on her mind. When she gets pregnant, she doesn't tell her husband and decides on an abortion. She meets Jonica in the doctor's waiting room.
These women couldn't be more opposite of each other, but a wonderful, fulfilling friendship develops anyway. Jonica and her husband struggle with the fact that they will never have their own children and the discouraging comments made by others. Stacie has to deal with the emptiness and pain that the abortion has left her with while trying to repair her marriage.
|Book Club Choices: Rain Dance Opinion|
I loved this book. It is truly amazing to read two sides of the story. Joy has written about the opposite views of these two women so wonderfully that I wanted to drive to their town and meet them.
This is Christian fiction so there are Scripture verses included, but it is first and foremost a story of women, their strengths, and their friendships. It is a story of infertility and abortion and overcoming the odds.
Book clubs that are willing to give a Christian book a chance will find that they have so much to talk about after reading Rain Dance. I have a feeling that this will be an emotional group meeting, so have the tissues ready!
- Have you or anyone you know dealt with infertility or abortion issues?
- If you were Jonica, would you have befriended Stacie?
- Eve kept a lot of secrets from her daughter Stacie. If you were Stacie, how would you have reacted?
AUTHOR(S): Joy Dekok
TYPE OF BOOK: Christian Fiction
NUMBER OF PAGES: 337
YEAR PUBLISHED: 2006, revised in 2009
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