About the book Of Stillness and Storm:
Of Stillness and Storm (Thomas Nelson, December 2016)
“I felt torn between two worlds. Each with its own mystery. One more captivating than the other, but the other more real and breathing.”
It took Lauren and her husband ten years to achieve their dream—reaching primitive tribes in remote regions of Nepal. But while Sam treks into the Himalayas for weeks at a time, finding passion and purpose in his work among the needy, Lauren and Ryan stay behind, their daily reality more taxing than inspiring. For them, what started as a calling begins to feel like the family’s undoing.
At the peak of her isolation and disillusion, a friend from Lauren’s past enters her life again. But as her communication with Aidan intensifies, so does the tension of coping with the present while reengaging with the past. It’s thirteen-year-old Ryan who most keenly bears the brunt of her distraction.
Intimate and bold, Of Stillness and Storm
weaves profound dilemmas into a tale of
troubled love and honorable intentions gone awry.
About the author:
Born in France to a Canadian father and an American mother, Michèle Phoenix is a consultant, writer and speaker with a heart for Third Culture Kids. She taught for 20 years at Black Forest Academy (Germany) before launching her own advocacy venture under Global Outreach Mission. Michèle travels globally to consult and teach on topics related to this unique people group. She loves good conversations, mischievous students, Marvel movies and paths to healing.
I almost can’t put them down into words. This is a powerful book. It also is a very true book that most of us can relate to in some point or another. How many of us have felt alone and isolated? How many of us have wondered if our spouse is finding someone or something more important than family?
These are hard questions and realities to face. Yet we must face them head on. What we decide can shape our present and our future. All too often we don’t realize just how many other lives are being touched and affected by our choices as well.
That being said. I don’t know if I could manage to live the way she does in this book. I’m sure if it was a cause on my heart I could and would. I like to think that I could “rough” it if needed. I think what I would be missing the most are the friends, the confidantes, the people I know, trust, and love to talk to.
This is a book that I say go and pick it up. Read it. It’s going to take time though. This book was not one that I could just sit down with and read straight through. I had to take time off and digest what I was reading. Think about it and how it related to me and my life.