It’s almost Christmas, but Amanda’s in such a deep depression that she can’t enjoy the season. It’s been a year since she lost her baby, and she hasn’t been able to return to the job she once loved. Her husband Chris is preoccupied with work, with his company approaching bankruptcy. Their neighbors across the street – Frank and Emily were supposed to go to the Holy Land, but Frank’s painful arthritis makes him pass on the trip. Amanda is invited to go in his place. In Israel, Emily and Amanda rediscover the power of prayer as they pray for others and others pray for them.
This short novel is a good reminder that there are always people around us hurting, and as we focus on their needs and pray for them, we also find that God is taking care of us.