Hello reader friends!! Today I am so excited to share with you the blog tour for Indivisible. Oh my goodness, I have seen the previews for months now, but wasn’t sure I was going to be able to read the book ahead of time. Thank goodness for Celebrate Lit!!! Let me just say that I cannot wait to see this movie. I hope it does not alter too much from the book – that is a HUGE pet peeve of mine. The book is so good, so emotional…well more on that later. I already told my daughter I’m going to be a crying basket-case when we see this in theaters. I was crying at the lunch table at work just reading it!
About the Book
Author: Travis Thrasher
Genre: General fiction, drama
Release Date: October 23, 2018
A novelization of the film Indivisible, this is a story of love and marriage and finding each other all over again.
When Darren deploys to Iraq during the surge of 2007, he leaves behind his loving and supportive wife, Heather, and their three small children. Their marriage is the envy of the base, both believing strongly in the calling to serve in the military. Darren knows he’s there to support the troops in their darkest moments as their chaplain, but what he doesn’t realize is that he will face his own dark moments, which will have lasting effects on his marriage.
Meanwhile, Heather is creating a community among the other wives and families left behind. She rallies support back home, realizing the dangers the men and women serving overseas are facing, but she also begins to notice a change in Darren during their brief conversations. When he returns, he is no longer the man who left-the man Heather married. His greatest fear is letting her down, but instead of opening up to her, he shuts her out. Their marriage was so strong before. But how can they get back to where they were . . . or find a new way forward?
Indivisible is a story of sacrifice, marriage, and faith that will leave audiences full of hope even amid their most challenging times.
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Have your tissues close by because this story is full of emotion. Darren and Heather appear to be that couple that everyone wants to be. Loving, loyal, followers of Christ, and like they have it together. Nothing, not even war could tear them apart. But what you see as you read through the book is not just how war changed them as a couple, but how it changed them as individual people. I don’t have family member in the military right now, so I’ve never experienced first hand what war can do to a person. It was so heartbreaking to read what Darren went through, what he witnessed, and how it changed him completely. Thrasher paints a vivid picture (not graphic in any way) of the war scene. What’s amazing to me is the response different soldiers have to Christ during the most difficult time in their life. There was one character in particular (I won’t give it away!) that just kept brushing it off. I was actually worried at one point, but then you see the power of the Holy Spirit just slowly work on his heart. It really gave me hope for some people in my life right now that keep brushing the Lord to the side. While they may not be in an earthly war right now, they certainly are suffering through an internal war, one that I hope the Holy Spirit will continue to work on their hearts over.
The thing I loved most about this book was seeing Heather’s perspective. Quite often when we thinking about war, we think about the impact it has on the soldiers. Heather reminds us, as does Darren, that war affects so many people, especially the families back home. I could not imagine being a wife to someone who comes home one day a completely different person. I wouldn’t know how to react or respond. How do you live your daily life taking care of your children alone, and not feel the slightest bit resentment? Heather’s story really opened up my eyes to this fact, and makes me wish I could do something. The power that this little story has is amazing, and I imagine if it has touched my heart this much, then it will touch many others as well.
This poignant story is one that will stay with me forever. And while I cannot wait to see the movie, I am almost nervous about it after reading the book. I know I’ll cry, but most important I’m not sure how the big screen is going to be able to connect with me in the way that the book did by seeing the internal thoughts of Darren and Heather. I highly recommend reading the book first – perhaps that is the reader in me speaking. It will touch your heart and speak to your soul. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
About the Author
Bestselling author Travis Thrasher has written over 50 books and worked in the publishing industry for over twenty years. He has written fiction in a variety of genres, from love stories and supernatural thrillers to young adult series. His inspirational stories have included collaborations with filmmakers, musicians, athletes and pastors. He’s also co-written memoirs and self-help books. His novelizations include Do You Believe? and God’s Not Dead 2. Upcoming releases in 2018 include The Black Auxiliary about the lives of the other 17 American black athletes who competed with Jesse Owens in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Travis lives with his wife and three daughters in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
More about Indivisible
This book is based on a true story, so we’d love for readers and moviegoers to meet the real Darren and Heather Turner:
Darren and Heather Turner both grew up in Georgia, and met in 1999 when Darren was working in campus ministry at the University of Georgia. (Darren is still a Bulldog at heart.) Heather was working as a recruiter for an organization that sends English teachers overseas, and Darren had just returned from a year teaching English in Mongolia when they met. Married that same year, they served another six years together in campus ministry and added three children to their family.
Through the husband of a friend of Heather’s, Darren learned that opportunities existed for service as a military chaplain. In 2006, Darren completed seminary, was commissioned in the Army, and deployed almost immediately. Their family’s experiences from this timeframe are the basis of the new movie INDIVISIBLE. Darren, who is on active duty, and Heather are passionate about serving military families, marriage counseling, and leading marriage retreats. The Turners currently live in North Carolina with their children Elie, Samuel, and Meribeth.
Learn more about the Turners!
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The Becca Files, October 4
A Baker’s Perspective, October 5
Robin is Bookish, October 5
The Power of Words, October 6
Christian Bookaholic, October 6
Splashes of Joy, October 7
Mary Hake, October 7
Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, October 7
Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, October 8
Inklings and notions, October 8
God’s Little Bookworm, October 9
Simple Harvest Reads, October 9 (Guest Post from Mindy Houng)
A Reader’s Brain, October 10
Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, October 10
Book by Book, October 10
Just the Write Escape, October 11
A Good Book and Cup of Tea, October 11
Real World Bible Study, October 12
All-of-a-kind Mom, October 12
Bibliophile Reviews, October 13
Pause for Tales, October 13
For The Love of Books, October 14
Texas Book-aholic, October 14
Locks, Hooks and Books, October 15
Cafinated Reads, October 15
All 4 and About Books, October 15
Spoken from the Heart, October 16
Janices book reviews, October 16
Maureen’s Musings, October 17
A Diva’s Heart, October 17
Bigreadersite, October 17
To celebrate his tour, Travis is giving away a grand prize that includes the Indivisible novel along with a devotional!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/d627/indivisible-celebration-tour-giveaway