I received a copy of OF STILLNESS AND STORM by Michele Phoenix from Thomas Nelson in exchange for an honest review.
Lauren, Sam, and thirteen-year-old son Ryan go to Nepal to work as missionaries. I loved watching each one learn to live in this new setting, while struggling with inner turmoil. At parts, Lauren reunites with a man from her past and questions if it is betrayal to her marriage. Ryan suffers from depression and not wanting to go to Nepal with his parents. Meanwhile, Sam deals with his Christian calling.
I found this book to be totally engrossing. I’ve read other books about missionaries, but they didn’t dive into the emotions as deeply as OF STILLNESS AND STORM does. Rarely do they focus on the child’s story the way that this book talks about Ryan. Normally the missionary books talk about the setting and the good done by the missionaries. This book is about the toll missionary work takes on the family.
I read this during my maternity leave. It made for an excellent read, one I can easily recommend. I found it cool that my baby son’s name is Aidan and one of the characters was named Aidan. What a coincidence!