“Darren and Heather Turner share a passion for serving God, family, and country. When Darren is deployed to Iraq as an army chaplain, Heather vows to serve military families back home as she cares for the couple’s three young children.
Darren knows he’s overseas to support the troops in their suffering as their chaplain. What he doesn’t know is how he will get through his own dark moments. And as communication from Darren dwindles, Heather wonders what is happening in her husband’s heart. Meanwhile, she’s growing weary in the day-to-day life of a military base—each child’s milestone Darren will never see, each month waiting for orders, each late-night knock on the door.
When Darren returns, he is no longer the husband Heather once knew. She is no longer the woman Darren wed. And so it’s at home that the Turners face their biggest battle: to save their marriage.
Based on the screen play by David Evans, Indivisible is a tribute to the beauty of serving our country, the courage of choosing love in the darkness, and the power of a God who never gives up hope.”
This review is long overdue, and I just found the draft for it when I opened up my account. I apologize for this, and without further ado…
I saw this book on Goodreads and was immediately intrigued. I don’t know what it is about military stories that always draw me (maybe having a grandfather in WWII and two brothers in the military), but I knew I wanted to read it. Especially knowing it was true story! I wasn’t disappointed.
The writing style was really unique. It was partly written in third person and partly in journal/blog entries. Honestly, one doesn’t feel very emotionally connected per se to the story, but I enjoyed it as I would a biography.
Sometimes it was hard for me to figure out how Darren could experience the traumatic things he did, and his emotions be wrung out, and then when he wrote home about it or talked on the phone it was all as though life were just plodding along normally. In some ways it was all a bit of a conundrum.
The storyline held my attention the whole time. I loved the men that Darren was able to minister to, and how he was able to help their spiritual growth, and then toward the last third of the book the events that unfolded really pulled in. Darren’s own spiritual journey through all this was really well portrayed also. Some of the theology did seem a little weak and unclear at times.
All in all, I’m giving Indivisible 3 1/2 stars!
*Disclaimer: I received an ecopy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.