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THE WEIGHT OF SHADOWS
Genre: Inspirational, Mainstream
Although difficult to read at times, Strobel’s latest brings the often hidden subject of domestic abuse into the light. It’s heart-wrenching to glimpse the reasons why someone might stay with an abuser, but it makes the redemption and healing that much more fitting.
Kim survived a troubled childhood in foster homes. A tragic event has marred her life, and she doesn’t believe she deserves happiness. When she meets Rick, it seems as if all of her dreams have come true. When Rick turns violent, Kim thinks it is fitting, but when she becomes pregnant, Kim has some choices to make. With help, she learns to face her past and begin to heal. (ZONDERVAN, May, 320 pp., $14.99)
Reviewed By: Melissa Parcel
Published: May 2010