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Too Far To Say Far Enough
In 1980, Rue took a leave of absence from teaching and took on writing as a nine-to-five job. Although it quickly became apparent that she could starve to death that way, that didn’t stop her: she spent fifteen years getting up at 4:00 a.m. to write before going off to teach school, until she was finally able to pursue freelance writing full-time in 1995.
“I am living a God-directed life,” says the author: “doing what I was meant to do, what I love to, what allows me to give what I’ve been given. I spend as much of my time teaching, filling my well, hanging out with the people I love, as I do writing, and that has made all the difference.”
Rue has become a successful, best-selling author of books for ‘tweens and adults. Over her career she’s written more than 100 books. For a complete list of adult fiction, click here. For ‘tween books, click here.
Nancy travels the country speaking and teaching at schools, churches, home school groups, and for groups of ‘tween girls and their moms. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, Jim. Their daughter, Marijean, son-in-law, Brian, and baby granddaughter Maeryn, live in nearby Nashville. The Rues’ two yellow Labs share (and eat) Jim and Nancy’s home.
Learn more about Nancy and her books on her Website
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Allison Chamberlain has done everything God required of her—but as He continues to nudge her in the third and final book of The Reluctant Prophet series, she is ready to say, “Enough!”
Even with two Sacrament Houses open, the Sisters’ second hand clothing boutique making its debut, and the orphaned Desmond legally adopted, Allison Chamberlain receives the divine Nudge to Go another mile. Eventually responding with her usual reluctant obedience, she finds herself caring for a very young prostitute and facing the deepest roots of evil. Despite the adversaries who threaten those closest to her, Allison finds that she has not gone far enough until she conquers hate and learns to love as God does. No matter what the consequences.
Too Far To Say Far Enough is the third book in Nancy Rue’s The Reluctant Prophet series. The publisher was generous enough to send all three books of the series but I did not have the time to read the first two before my review deadline for this one. Although the book was able to stand on its own as a complete story, I did feel that I lost a lot by not knowing the back-story. I hope to find the time during the next month to go back to the others to help fill in the blanks.
Allison Chamberlain is a character who seems to fill most of her time involved with, taking care of, and even risking her life for the types of people most of us shy away from. She is a person who has grown accustomed to receiving “nudges” from God and although she would sometimes like to ignore them, she almost always follows through – sometimes without careful thought and planning. So Allison sometimes ends up in some pretty sticky situations but somehow always seems to land on her feet. Could it be that obedience earns protection?
Too Far To Say Far Enough is populated with quite a few characters – the women Allison works with, her newly adopted son, an adult son she is just getting to know, a nemesis from the past, a young girl in need of protection, a love interest, a helpful police officer, and various others. The story itself moved at a good pace with enough action and dialogue to keep it interesting. I liked the fact that although Allison is an excellent example of ministry in action, she was not portrayed as perfect but was shown in her true humanity with all her flaws, weaknesses, and fears. This was an excellent book and well worth the read. I would suggest reading the entire series in order to get the most benefit from it.