Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Series conclusion -- The Legacy

Dan Walsh & Gary Smalley complete their Restoration Series with The Legacy, continuing the story of the Anderson family by focusing on the youngest son, Doug.  Many aspects of Doug's life fall closely in line with the Biblical story of the prodigal son, with his parents praying that he finds his way back home.

This book, as well as the entire series, uses the lives of a fictional family to share valuable Biblical principles relating to family relationships.  The family has been through a few years of difficulties and has learned important lessons that can likely prove very helpful to many who read the stories. As the series has progressed, however, it seems the story lines have not been highly engaging and have fallen a little flat.  It does have its interesting characters and moments that are more engaging, and I would consider The Legacy worth the time to complete the series.

Thanks to Revell for providing a copy of The Legacy in exchange for my honest review.

About the Book:

One young man is about to discover the true cost of independence
For years, Doug Anderson has been drifting slowly but steadily away from both his family and his faith. His parents have been trying to reach him before he falls too far. His friend Christina hopes what she is seeing online isn't true. But sometimes you have to hit bottom before you're ready to grow up.

Just as things begin to settle down a bit, Doug's life takes a turn that requires every bit of faith and patience for both his family and Christina--whose growing feelings for Doug, a man who writes her off as not worth his time, keep her off balance. Will Doug's crisis finally clear his vision and help him focus on what he has right in front of him?
About the Authors:

Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of several books, including The Dance with Gary Smalley, The Discovery, and The Reunion. He has won three Carol Awards, and two of his novels were finalists for RT Reviews Inspirational Book of the Year for 2011 and 2012. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Dan served as a pastor for 25 years. He lives with his wife in the Daytona Beach area, where he's busy researching and writing his next novel.

Gary Smalley is one of the country's best-known authors and speakers on family relationships and has appeared on national television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, and TODAY, as well as numerous national radio programs. He is the bestselling and award-winning author or coauthor of many books, including the Baxter Family Redemption series with Karen Kingsbury and The Dance with Dan Walsh. Gary and his wife Norma have been married for 49 years and live in Missouri.

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