Thursday, June 07, 2018
A Time To Stand by Robert Whitlow ~ Book Review
I really enjoyed this very timely story. It drew me right in and made me think of these issues from other angles other than what might seem obvious. It challenges perceptions about assumptions, consequences, justice, forgiveness and solutions to the seemingly insurmountable and unsolvable issues of race and profiling and policing. I loved the character of Adisa who was a strong black woman but also felt the affects of racism in her life but was open enough to have her own perceptions and assumptions challenged. I loved her bravery in doing what she thought she was being called to do. With the lines drawn in the sand for the townspeople, I found the aspect of the story which had both sides believing God for victory very interesting, because that is what happens with life. The story drew me to see how the author would handle that dilemma of which prayer God would answer and how. Though once in awhile, I found some of the conversations a bit stilted I really enjoyed this book because of how it opened up my own thinking and would be excellent, I think, for a book club to discuss.
I gave it a 9/10.