`Of Stillness and Storm` is an American contemporary fiction book written by Michele Phoenix. I am reviewing an advanced reader's copy (ARC). The novel begins in present day Kathmandu where it gets pitch black when the moon doesn't shine.
The main characters are Sam and his wife Lauren. The chapters move between present day and 1997. Sam felt God's call to the mission field and Lauren felt the desire to be a wife and mother. Protect their child in everyday life. It took them 7 years to have a child.
I had to check and make sure this novel is fiction as it sounds very realistic. The characters draw you into the story even though it is indeed fiction.
I picked this book to read because I am interested in missionaries and how they live. I found they are not so different from laypeople, they have problems too. I recommend this novel to anyone interested in the mission field.
Disclaimer: "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own."
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.
Landing Page: http://litfusegroup.com/author/mphoenix