“I felt torn between two worlds. Each with its own mystery. One more captivating than the other, but the other more real and breathing.”
It took Lauren and her husband ten years to achieve their dream—reaching primitive tribes in remote regions of Nepal. But while Sam treks into the Himalayas for weeks at a time, finding passion and purpose in his work among the needy, Lauren and Ryan stay behind, their daily reality more taxing than inspiring. For them, what started as a calling begins to feel like the family’s undoing.
At the peak of her isolation and disillusion, a friend from Lauren’s past enters her life again. But as her communication with Aidan intensifies, so does the tension of coping with the present while reengaging with the past. It’s thirteen-year-old Ryan who most keenly bears the brunt of her distraction.
Intimate and bold, Of Stillness and Storm weaves profound dilemmas into a tale of troubled love and honorable intentions gone awry.
This is a story of a missionary family. It goes back to how the parents met and how they got to where they are now. This book shows us what can happen to families in missions or other ministries that foundation is not solid on the Word of God. The expectations put on the family by the husband or other's members of ministry can destroy a family. If the family is not kept Christ centered the family members can be hurt and even destroyed.
In this story the father had his mind so set to his own rules with little thought to his wife and son. It was also noticed that he was not lead by the Lord in some obvious ways. This lead to a distant wife and son who took no pleasure in the life that was thrust upon them by Sam (husband, father). The one you end up feeling the most sorry for is the son who starts to be neglected also by the mother due to the distraction of a man of her past.