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Keep The Faith book. Read 79 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. It's been over ten years since Big was killed. I grieved for him for. Keep the Faith: A Memoir and millions of other books are available for site Kindle. Keep the Faith: A Memoir Paperback – Bargain Price, August 3, Faith Evans (Author), Voletta Wallace (Foreword). Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Faith Evans is a musical icon in her own right, dropping hit Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than.
Ian raises a hand in the direction of the White farmhouse.
At the profound silence, Ian grins. The last thing you believed in with absolute, unshakeable conviction was… Santa Claus. They both go about their work without being seen. They rely heavily on the assistance of mythical creatures— elves in one case, angels in the other. Ian lets his eyes touch on one of the cult members, one local reporter, one mother clutching an infant.
Well, because you grew up, and you realized how impossible the whole thing was. Santa Claus went from being a fact to being a real good story, one to pass onto your children. The same way your parents told you about God, when you were a kid. Millie Epstein slams her car door violently.
At least twenty people are milling on the long driveway, some even bold enough to trample the grass edging the front porch. These include a handful wearing bizarre red nightgowns; a few curious locals; and two vans with television call letters spangled across their sides, complete with reporters.
Millie shoves them all out of her way until she reaches the porch, where she finds the chief of police. The police chief shrugs. Millie surveys the group. The voices crescendo, and, horrified, all Millie can do is listen. Then she crosses her arms over her chest and stares out at the crowd. A child. Would you really take the word of a seven-year-old? From the front of the crowd comes the sound of someone clapping, slowly, deliberately.
Imagine that. But this man… this man scatters doubt in order to have them all eating out of the palm of his hand. Ian Fletcher flashes a smile.
No bells, no whistles, not even any miracles. Just a group of fawning cult members who are already three shades shy of reputability. His words are honeyed; they run over Millie and root her to the porch. Mariah throws open the front door and kneels over her mother.
There are a few scattered camera flashes. Moments later the ambulance roars up the driveway, spraying gravel, getting as close as it can given the melange of vans and news trucks and the Winnebago.
The paramedics race up the porch stairs. One gently pulls Mariah out of the way and the other begins to do CPR.
Oh, guard. Oh, my guard. Ian watches Mariah White tearfully argue with the paramedics, who refuse to let Faith ride along in the ambulance. The chief of police intercedes, promising to bring her daughter down to the hospital as soon as backup arrives to get everyone off her property.
With his hands in his pockets, he watches the ambulance roar out the driveway. Ian startles at the voice and finds his executive producer holding out a set of car keys. For badgering an old woman into cardiac arrest. Ian clutches the keys. In the ER waiting room he watches the fuzzy-reception TV, tuned to kiddie cartoons.
There is no sign of Mariah White. Faith arrives ten minutes later in the company of a young policman. They sit a few rows away, and every now and then she turns in her seat to stare at Ian.
He checks it, then turns to Faith and asks her to stay put. When Faith turns to stare at him again, Ian closes his eyes. Then he hears her small, thin voice. Faith huddles against the armrest of the chair, brooding. He sees a scared little girl. Mariah stares coldly at Ian. With her arm around Faith, she disappears back through the swinging doors of the ER. Ian watches them go, and then approaches the triage nurse.
The thing about tragedy is that it hits suddenly, with all the power and fury of a hurricane. Before Faith can answer, Mariah begins to cry. At first she does not pay attention to the screeching sound on the other side of the gurney.
By the time she looks up Faith has managed to drag the other folding chair over. For a moment Mariah feels the hair on the back of her neck stand up, and touches her palm to it.
Toggle navigation. Read an excerpt. Keeping Faith Somewhere between belief and doubt lies faith. Her best yet. A conversation with Jodi about Keeping Faith. Book club discussion questions for Keeping Faith. Much is said in the story about Mariah not being a good mother. Do you think this is valid?
Does Faith think she is a good mother? Is motherhood truly a "work in progress", as Millie describes it? In the early pages of the first chapter, Mariah describes her marriage as perfect, yet moments after she and Faith discover Colin with another woman, Mariah says, "Oh God, it is happening again. Mariah makes miniature dream houses, and Colin makes Exit signs. Are there similar clues to other characters' personalities through their career choices? Colin's indiscretion brings on Faith's anger.
Soon after, Faith has her first vision. Do you think there is a psychological basis for the appearance of Faith's "Guard"? Why do you think Faith was "chosen"? As you read the story, did you trust Ian Fletcher? Discuss his multi-leveled personality: Harvard educated, yet working for a "trash"TV show, he's hiding as much in his life as he uncovers in others. In your own mind, do you reel sometimes from the aggressive attacks on your faith by New Atheists and others in the media?
Does it lead you to doubt the claims of Christ? We all have little moments of uncertainty and anxiety that bother us. In this honest and refreshing take on the doubts we all experience, Martin Ayers leads us back to what the Bible itself says about faith and doubt. Keep the Faith is not difficult to read or understand, but it will profoundly shift the way you think about yourself, about others, and about the God who has redeemed us through Jesus.
Martin Ayers' wonderful book will surely strengthen the faith of many Christians.
This book is part of our Guidebooks for Life series. Like other titles in the series, it covers an important issue of the Christian life in an accessible and straightforward way.
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