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Rain Dance ❰Ebook❯ ➣ Rain Dance Author Joy E. DeKok – Jonica and Staci meet in a doctor's office at a critical turning point in each of their lives Jonica is ending unsuccessful infertility treatments and accepting the death of her dream of having childr Jonica and Staci meet in a doctor's office at a critical turning point in each of their lives Jonica is ending unsuccessful infertility treatments and accepting the death of her dream of having children Staci is scheduling the termination of her pregnancy so she can further her dream of a career in law As the two young women tentatively reach out to each other they forge a most unlikely friendship that will forever transform their future.

  • Paperback
  • 348 pages
  • Rain Dance
  • Joy E. DeKok
  • English
  • 02 December 2014
  • 9780979748592

10 thoughts on “Rain Dance

  1. Janie Johnson Janie Johnson says:

    This is a first time for me with this Author This is a Christian fiction book and I really liked it a lot I found this book to be a good testament to faith I will have to look for from this Author I love the premise to this story a lot And after reading the synopsis of the story I really wanted to read it It shows the struggles these people face in life and how they deal with what they are presented and how their faith is affected There were parts that were so touching and heart wrenching at the same time It truly made me feel a lotThe characters were very good and I loved them The 2 main characters are so different from one another and I love how DeKok brings them together in this story Very touching and heartfelt and definitely very thought provoking which I love This story left me feeling pretty good and would definitely be a book I would read again in the futureI think if you like Christian fiction then you would probably like this book It was very sweet and very fluid and easy to read So glad I discovered this one and this new Author

  2. Paula Lynn Paula Lynn says:

    Rain Dance written by Joy Dekok is an insightful book dealing with the difficult topics of abortion and infertility Joy is a talented writer and I liked her style of beautifully crafting this story from paragraph to paragraph Written in first person point of view the storyline is a difficult one but she handles it in an amazingly adept manner She writes a heartwarming story about a chance meeting and the strong friendship that develops between two unlikely completely and totally opposite women and how that impacts them and the ones they love In spite of their differences they are drawn together and form a bond From page one I became deeply immersed and the story stayed with me even when I finished the last sentence I felt sad when the book ended and wanted to follow the characters into the next chapter of their livesI really enjoyed how the book switched viewpoints between the main characters Jonica Johnson and Stacie Cutter so I could see how each scene unfolded from their uniue perspectives and get into their hearts and minds thoughts and emotions This aspect of the book was particularly fun and I looked forward to reading the alternating voices of the two main characters and getting into each woman’s head I liked the refreshing honesty this book portrays as well Both women are hurting and their emotions are raw and none of that is hidden from the reader Stacie is career focused and self centered and Jonica is angry at God and confused about her infertility I laughed and cried and got angry right along with them Joy writes in such a way that it’s easy to feel the same emotions the characters are experiencing whether it be confusion and frustration or pain and anger or exhilaration and triumphAs the ending unfolded the writer handed us one surprise after another God’s intervention through the story redeems and restores without being cliché His presence brings comfort even when a heart’s desire may not be granted or a prayer prayed may not be answered in the way we want it to or think it will beI wouldn’t hesitate to offer this beautifully and sensitively written book to anyone to read – it’s that good and will touch everyone’s heart Be sure to have a box of tissues handy Overall I give this book 5 starsI received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review

  3. Marcy Reiz Marcy Reiz says:

    When I told a few people I was reading a Christian novel they looked at me uizzically and said but you're Jewish I don't judge a book by it's cover or its reviews and I always try to keep an open mind I will admit I understand Jonica's struggle and I think I was told about this book so that I would have faith While I am Jewish and don't consider Jesus to be my savior and while the preachiness bothered me uite a bit in the beginning this is a beautiful story about faith friendship love and family Wow Exhausting read thoughtful read but so beautifully written and I am better for having read it

  4. Andi Koens Andi Koens says:

    This book is by my dear friend mentor and fellow author She is a talented author and has written a book on a challenging subject matter with grace and conviction

  5. Karol Karol says:

    A great story I love how the reader gets to see into the heart mind soul of the characters So many things in life affect the choices we make then those choices affect our life the lives of others I think we often just think of ourselves don't realize how our decisions can have such a ripple effect So many Jonicas Stacies in the world I wonder how many times I've unintentionally said something hurtful How many times have I simply not tried to understand? How many times have I judged when it was not my place? Loved how we saw the different faith journeys of the characters This book really Made me think

  6. Margaret Guadarrama Margaret Guadarrama says:

    AmazingThis book was amazing It illustrated the pain one woman went through because she couldn't have children and also the pain another woman went through because she chose to have an abortion The two women originally met in the doctor's officials office each dealing with their own issues of pain How God was able to use the one who was barren to help the other is what it was all about Many different people had their lives impacted due to the two women

  7. Shari Shari says:

    Not your typical christian fiction Deals with tough issues in a compassionate way that points others to Christ Only real criticism is the author's focus in what the character's were drinking Every couple of pages they were pouring lemonade over ice having iced grape juice or needing a drink of cold water It happened so often it was almost humorous

  8. Jill Jill says:

    excellent story line with a great christian message three stars is for the simplicity of the writing style

  9. Holly Nestegard Holly Nestegard says:

    I loved it I can't wait to read another book by her

  10. Julie Julie says:

    Infertile woman authors post abortive novelMy husband Jon and I obeyed God and waited to be intimate until we married We longed for children born out of our love for each other said Joy DeKok Rochester Minn resident and author of the book RainDance But God said NoThough Rain Dance is a work of fiction the story's premise is Joy's decades long journey with infertility Her novel begins with her main character's encounter in a doctor's office with Stacie a woman about to abort her unborn childJoy's heart for post abortive women began in 1971 two years before the procedure became legal in the US Joy was in eighth grade My 14 year old friend had an illegal abortion Nothing was the same for her afterward I believe she pulled away from her friends because we didn't know how to understand her loss I still think about herJoy believes the grieving process between infertile and post abortive women is similar For the infertile woman grief is about a child never conceived For the post abortive woman it is about a child conceived and never born We both miss the children we will never hold she saidAs divine irony would have it it is because of her childlessness that Joy came to write Rain Dance I was cleaning house one day when God gave me the idea for the book I remember saying to God 'I do not want to do this Ask someone else' But the story grew in my heart Months later Joy began the outline with the words tumbling onto the pageThe writing did not come without the reopening of old wounds for Joy Hurtful comments have not changed in all these years People still say if infertile couples would get rid of the sin in their lives they'd conceive If this were true no one would conceive because we're all sinnersJoy found comfort in John 9 Jesus said the reason for the man's blindness was not because of his sin but to bring honor and glory to God she said God used that to heal the brand left on my heart by unkind wordsThe reaction to her novel has been remarkable It has comforted young women just beginning their infertility journey as well as post abortive women even though post abortive women are forgiven by Christ they are afraid for other Christians to know Joy said They are afraid of the judgment I understand that As an infertile woman I have felt such judgment too Women who have buried their secret for years have written Joy or visited with her after a speaking engagement I'm a Stacie too is often how they begin the freeing and healing dialogue of confessionWith one in four women churched and unchurched having had abortions Joy longs for the day where women unveil their secrets and feel safe from judgment in doing so I believe with all my heart if women who have not had abortions would make it safe for women who are post abortive to talk about their experience the abortion issue would radically change she said The gospels are so powerful because they are eyewitness accounts It's one thing for me to tell about the lies and horrors of post abortive women It's another thing completely when it comes from themIt is Joy's hope that women will eventually feel free to share their stories It is essential that we love post abortive women They are our friends By allowing them to share their stories aside from the healing that occurs perhaps it will prevent another woman from taking the same action Joy saidWhile God didn't let a child be conceived in my womb she said reflectively He conceived this love in my heart for post abortive women Rain Dance is currently available as an e book For information about Joy please see her website wwwjoydekokcom

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