Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Though None Go With Me - Review

Though None Go with Me begins at the turn of the twentieth century and spans World War I and II, The Great Depression and considerable personal loss. Elisabeth Grace LeRoy wants what all of us want—to love and be loved. When she discovers her deepest longings can only be met by our Lord, she makes a commitment that will shape the rest of her life—to make her life an experiment in obedience to Christ, regardless of the cost.

As a wife, I learned from Elisabeth to cherish each moment with my husband, even in suffering. As a mother, I related to how she taught her children to love God and how she never stopped loving them and praying for them. I joyfully shared her love story and cried through every loss with her, amazed at her strength. It was hard for me not to pray for her as I read through the novel. I carried the book with me everywhere and read it while I waited for my kids or grandkids.

It’s been weeks since I finished reading the book, but I still ponder Elisabeth’s extravagant faith. The story was made into a Hallmark channel movie and starred Cheryl Ladd. Like other books by Jerry Jenkins, it is heart moving and life changing.


Dianne E. Butts said...

Wow. Makes me want to read the book or see the movie. I've heard of it, but didn't realize it's a Jerry Jenkins story.

Thanks for your recap of the story. It inspires me both as a Christian and as a writer.

Sue Tornai said...

Sometimes I think when I take time to read, I am robbing my writing time, but this book showed me how real fiction can seem. I am inspired to get my feet wet writing fiction. Thank you for your encouraging comment.