Thursday, November 15, 2012

Unexpected Dismounts by Nancy Rue (The Reluctant Prophet Trilogy)

Hang on tight folks!

I don't know how many of you know what an unexpected dismount is regarding a Harley. Basically  it means you didn't mean to get off the bike, or take it down with you when you did. It is never fun, and it can be dangerous. Allison is finding out what life's unexpected dismounts feel like, and how to work through them.

After learning what God's Nudges feel like, and how to follow them, Allison now finds herself in the middle of multiple whirlwinds. She has new women to help, an adoption that has hit a few snags, and most of all her past that seems to keep rising up to greet her when she would rather never see it, or him again. Chief is still by her side, but the number of things that are unsaid feel like they are growing. To top it all off, she has had less clear Nudges of late. The only one she has had is to wash their feet. Allison wants that to be a metaphor  and not an actual action, and she isn't sure who's feet are suppose to be washed where either.

Her former Pastor is still edgy and not really on her side, he wants her to follow the big money trail, because surely that is God. Allison doesn't want to sell out, or give up, or shut down what she is called to do, but more and more road blocks keep popping up like an obstacal course in a full throttle race!

Most of us know that the hardest past we deal with is our own. We can watch God heal others, and help them, and feel awesome, and keep on trucking, but when our own pain threatens to render us immobile we often find ourselves flounder. Feeling alone, like we can't hear God clear like we use to, wondering if our friends are going to turn on us, or if we ever heard that "word from God" correctly at all. This is part of a dismount that you didn't expect. In this book you are going to see Allison and her friends, you are going to see God work through the pain, through the issues, through the least likely people so that His work and His calling continue through willing vessels. Vessels that are healing, and growing.

A wonderful mid-series book, I can't wait to dive into the next one!


You can’t be afraid to fall … The second book of The Reluctant Prophet trilogy shows that some are guilty of terrible wrongs—but everyone must be responsible for righting them. Allison Chamberlain is already taking care of five former prostitutes who are recovering from lives no tick-ridden mongrel dog should have to endure. And trying to adopt an orphan. And coping with feelings she didn't know she had in her. But along the way, she experiences unexpected dismounts, as every Harley owner who risks the ride eventually does. A distant relative challenges the adoption. An influential businessman tries to block her ministry. A beloved friend is seriously injured. A piece of her past elbows its way in. As she picks herself up again and again, Allison realizes she just might have to give up everything she loves just to stay upright.


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.

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I got this entire series through CFBA, sent by David Cook, and I am thrilled that they did this for us!

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