Featured Novel: “Greater Love” by Robert Whitlow

Greater Love

Tides of Truth Series Book #3

By Robert Whitlow

 

Book Description:

The Tides of Truth series follows one lawyer’s passionate pursuit of truth–in matters of life and the law.

As the storm clouds gather, Tami does her best to weather the growing turbulence in every area of her life.

She can’t decide if she should take a job with a large law firm or a smaller one. Which will best let her serve God through her law practice? And she’s committed to courting one man to see if they’re suited to each other, but she’s increasingly attracted to another man who loves her. She’s no longer sure she’s made the right decision. How can she determine which one is right for her?

And Tami’s new case is anything but simple. When she first meets her prospective client, she immediately knows the rough young teen is lying, guilty…and utterly terrified of something beyond the charges she’s facing. What she doesn’t realize is just how far reaching the effects of the case will go. Or how close to home the deadly results will hit. For by the time the storm breaks, someone close to Tami will have paid the ultimate price.

Through it all, Tami will experience greater sacrifice, greater friendship, and greater love than she’s ever known.

My Review:  ♥  ♥  ♥

This is the first of the Tides Of Truth novels I’ve read. To be fair, if I’d read the first two, I might have a better understanding of Tammy Lynn and like her better.

This novel had two main character. Jessie, who I loved, was a fifteen year old runaway from a dysfunctional home who found herself in a lot of trouble. I found myself skimming through the other parts of the novel to get back to Jessie’s story. Then there was Tammy Lynn.

Tammy Lynn is in her last year of law school and needs to decide which law firm to work for and which man to marry. She comes from a very conservative home where courting is encouraged. I am a conservative, Pentecostal, Christian who doesn’t go along with the whole courting thing, and Tammy reminded me why. Here’s an intelligent career woman who loves God and wants to serve Him. But she doesn’t listen to God for herself. Every decision is filtered through her parents and a prophetess. I keep wanting her to hear from God for herself, but she wouldn’t.

Now I admit that is a pet peeve of mine. But her submissive nature to the point of ad nassium ruined the story for me. Every story line involving her was flat. She made a decision like an adult about the law firm, and instead of standing by the decision she made, a prophet told her she was wrong. So, of course, she was wrong. And every decision she made concerning a life partner had to be filtered through her parents. That left the romance with no passion, no intrigue, and no romance. It might as well have been an arranged marriage. I believe God can speak to us as individuals. When we become adults and support ourselves, God expects us to make our own decisions based on what we believe He’s telling us. But others, especially those in this mindset, might enjoy this story.

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About Tamera Kraft

Tamera Kraft has been a children’s pastor for over 20 years. She is the leader of a ministry called Revival Fire For Kids where she mentors other children’s leaders, teaches workshops, and is a children’s ministry consultant and children’s evangelist. She is also a writer and has curriculum published including Kid Konnection 5: Kids Entering the Presence of God published by Pathway Press. She is a recipient of the 2007 National Children’s Leaders Association Shepherd’s Cup for lifetime achievement in children’s ministry.

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