About the Book
Author: Joan Deneve
Genre: Contemporary Christian Women’s Fiction & Romance
Release Date: April, 2018
For years, Brock Whitfield served God with joy and contentment at the mission hospital he founded in Angola.
When Joy Stockman joined their team as a surgical assistant, he found a woman whose zeal for God and heart for people equaled and in many ways surpassed his own. Before he knew it, his admiration and respect for her blossomed into love. After years of serving alone, Brock began to hope that God was giving him another chance to love and be loved in return.
A crisis arose within the family causing Brock to put his personal plans on hold. As he prayed for guidance, Brock’s faith and obedience were put to the ultimate test as God brings the perfect person into his life and then asks him to give her up.
In My Opinion…
There is something beautiful about watching someone with mature faith. Someone whose life is a testament to the One who resides within, whose every action and thought begins with God. Someone who listens for God’s voice and obeys no matter how hard the request.
Dr. Brock Whitman is one such someone. A man whose past is filled with giant regrets and mistake. A man who, in his lowest moments, cried out to God and never looked back. A man who dedicated the rest of his life for caring for “the least of these.”
So when that same man gets a second chance at love with a woman who loves Jesus as much as he does, has her own servant’s heart, and offers support in his work, I was happy for Brock.
And then God asks him to do one of the hardest things he’s ever had to do—he asks Brock to give that woman up.
Even reading this story, my selfish, human nature was pushing against everything God had asked Brock to give up. Why does he have to sacrifice his future happiness for someone who has never given him any grace?
But in the end, one sentence sums up this story. To add a little context, this is Brock’s thought after speaking with one of his daughters on the phone. “Gwyneth didn’t stand a chance against the mighty God he served who had just shown the limits He would go to save a broken soul.”
Because it is only through God we are able to set aside ourselves and show others the full extent of the love of God.
I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
About the Author
Joan Deneve enjoys being a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, and author, but her favorite role and defining title is that of Christian. Joan teaches English in a Christian school and has a passion to help young people fall in love with Christ and equip them to become all God wants them to be.
Joan shares her life with Rene’, her husband of forty years. Together they reside in Prattville, Alabama, a quaint city with southern charm and hospitality.
Joan loves to laugh and spend quality time with family and friends.
To celebrate her tour, Joan is giving away a grand prize of the entire The Redeemed Side of Broken Series, African blend coffee, coffee mug, a magnet from Angola, and a personalized message from the author on a special card from Angola!!
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Kay Garrett says
Thank you for your review on “Loving Brock” by Joan Deneve. Appreciate your being part of the book tour.
I’d very much love the opportunity to read this book on my TBR list.
Vivian Furbay says
The sounds like a good story about two young people who want to serve the lord and be mature in their faith.