Indivisible by Travis Thrasher (review by Cathy)


About the book:

Inspired by true events, Indivisible is a story of love, service, and finding each other all over again.

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.

My thoughts:

This is a pretty emotional read which given the subject matter, I fully expected it to be.  What I didn’t expect was being choked up almost immediately but I was.

Heather and Darren Turner are a wonderful couple with a young family and they both are loving, unselfish people who love the Lord and are committed to serving Him and their country.   When Darren is deployed to Iraq in his capacity as a chaplain that’s when I started to get emotional because I’m reminded of how brave our military are and what a huge sacrifice they make every single day.  I understand the wives and family members make sacrifices, too but reading Heather’s perspective was a real eye opener for me. I started to realize just how difficult the wives have it and the fears they face.

I loved reading their story and have a huge amount of respect for them for sharing it with us.  The harsh reality of combat and how it changes lives is something that you hear of quite often but reading about it is entirely different and makes me more aware of what these families go through on a daily basis.

I didn’t see the movie but after reading the book, I would like to..  This is the first book that I’ve read by Mr. Thrasher and I’m definitely be looking for more of his work.

I received a complimentary from the publisher and was under no obligation wo write a review.  All opinions are my own.