The Sky Beneath My Feet

The Sky Beneath My Feet

Paperback - 2013
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Being married to a saint isn't what it's cracked up to be.

Beth's husband won't be joining the family on vacation at the beach this year. He's not even joining them in the house. Instead, Rick has holed up alone in the backyard shed. Nobody knows exactly what he's up to. Maybe he's immersing himself in prayer. Maybe he's lost his mind. Maybe he's even the modern-day prophet or the saint the neighborhood artist imagines him to be. But while "St. Rick" waits for an epiphany, Beth will have to figure out what to do with herself and their teenage sons, possibly for the rest of her life.

What happens next is both uproarious and bittersweet: a peace march turns violent, her son is caught with drugs, and she embarks on an ambitious road trip that turns into something nearly surreal. Will Beth rediscover the idealistic woman she used to be, once upon a time? Can her marriage survive Rick's backyard vigil? Will anything ever be the same? And should it be?

Truthful, comic, heartbreaking, and magical in the very best sense of the word, The Sky Beneath My Feet gently tears the veil off our egos and expectations to reveal the throbbing, redemptive, and achingly beautiful life beyond and within us.

"The Sky Beneath My Feet is bright but unassuming. The protagonist totally enchants both one's spirit and one's mind with her shrewd insights and gentle humility. This is Samson at her best!" --Phyllis Tickle, author of Emergence Christianity

Publisher: Nashville : Thomas Nelson, c2013.
ISBN: 9781595545459
Branch Call Number: FIC Samso
Characteristics: ix, 310 p.


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etillery Dec 26, 2013

This book was actually better than her other books. Some people who read this may not agree how she handled things, but in the end it was a message not of waiting to hear from God in an impractical and overly pious way, but to set to do the work he's already called to do, just like he did when he was on this earth. Took off a star because some of the things in the book were a little too unrealistic, but it was a good read.

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