Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Review: Disaster Status by Candace Calvert

Disaster Status by Candace Calvert is book two in the Mercy Hospital Series. Candace is "a former ER nurse who believes love, laughter, and faith are the best medicines," and this belief permeates throughout the story. Filled with humour, faith, romance, and drama, this book is sure to keep you turning the pages. 

The story center's around Erin Quinn, a spunky and somewhat stubborn ER nurse, and Scott McKenna, an ambitious firefighter who "goes by the book" in his life. Through a local disaster, these two characters meet and are drawn together in their mutual effort to help the community recover from its trauma. Two individuals with each their own personal struggles and issues to overcome in both their families and their faith, Scott and Erin's professional relationship quickly develops to a personal one despite their many differences. 

More than a story about two lives, this is a story about faith and trust in God despite the various curveballs that life throws at us. Centered around the value of prayer and the importance of being still and listening "with the ears of your heart", this book carries spiritual truths that go beyond a good read and have the ability to touch your heart. As an added bonus, this book has a variety of discussion topics at the end to facilitate book clubs and small group conversation with the invitation to contact the author so that she can join the conversation via speakerphone if time permits. This speaks to the devotion of Candace to her readers and the desire of hers to go beyond simple fiction and touch her reader's hearts.

In conclusion this book is interesting, well written, fast paced, and filled with a message of hope and faith that is truly inspirational. For more information about Disaster Status or to purchase your favourite Christian fiction, check out DeeperShopping.com

**I received a free copy of this book through Tyndale House Publishers

1 comment:

  1. Rebecca, I so appreciate this thoughtful review of my newest book. It's such an honor to partner with Tyndale House and share stories that both entertain and encourage--thank you for "scrubbing in" with my Mercy Hospital team.