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.
As a married Christian woman, I understand first-hand how easy it is to fall into the trap of believing that nothing could destroy my marriage because my husband and I are both believers. (FYI — that’s not true.) That’s one of the reasons I was interested in reading this book; I wanted to see how this couple walked through their difficulties while saving their marriage.
While Darren and Heather’s story is inspiring, I have to say that this book fell flat. I’m not sure calling it a novelization is accurate. It’s more like a narrative retelling of screenplay.
When I read a novel, I want to be transported into a new place. I expect to be drawn into the characters’ live, and I want to feel what they’re feeling. Neither of those things happened with this book. Plus, it was a little awkward to read. It bounced around from past tense to present tense, and there’s one chapter that didn’t have any plot or characters in it at all — it was just an explanation of how different people experience a situation.
Overall, there’s a lot of interesting information in this book, but I wouldn’t call it a novel. If you read it expecting a novel, you’ll probably be disappointed. If you read it expecting a creative retelling of real events, you might enjoy it.
*I received a free copy of this book. The opinions expressed are my own.