Well, here goes! This is Friday number 1 in my Steel saga. This entry will roll out on Black Friday as we Americans call the Friday after Thanksgiving. I’m going to try and give each chapter a theme and the theme for this chapter will be Crash! Hopefully you won’t figure I have crashed or put a black Friday veil over your impressions of me. After all I am a Sunday School teacher and follower of Christ. Why would I read a book by Danielle Steel? Doesn’t the Bible say we will have to give account of everything done in the body? Yep. It does.1 So how do I account for this?
Well, look at this post down near the end and I think you can see why I jumped in on this book. I might jump back out, but if I do I will let you know.
A series introduction
I have not done a review like this before and am slapping it together on the fly. The first thing I had to decide is what in the world to do with summaries? Do I come right out and say what happened? Do I need to wave the “Spoiler Alert!” flag? Well, maybe I am waving it right here, right now. I will give a synopsis. It won’t have all the details but I bet you’ll get the gist.
I am going to take this approach because I want to be able to address the way her characters live their lives. I want to point out those realities they face, the struggles that are so real and how I think they can be handled from a Christian world view. I also want to draw parallels with real people we come in to contact with.
Much of this is about not judging a book by its cover…or its author. I want to see what it says. [Read more…]