Quotes to Live By

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
(John Quincy Adams)

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. (Aristotle)

Every artist was first an amateur. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. (Thomas Jefferson)

It takes ten years to build up a reputation, but only five minutes to ruin one. (Anonymous)

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Facts Over Faith

Piper McKenna couldn't be more thrilled that her prodigal brother, Reef, has returned to Yancey, Alaska, after five years. But her happiness is short-lived when Reef appears at her house covered in blood. A fellow snowboarder has been killed--but despite the evidence, Reef swears he's innocent. And Piper believes him.

Shattered, Alaskan Courage Series #2   -     
        By: Dani Pettrey
Deputy Landon Grainger loves the McKennas like family, but he's also sworn to find the truth. Piper is frustrated with his need for facts over faith, but he knows those closest to you have the power to deceive you the most. With his sheriff pushing for a quick conviction, some unexpected leads complicate the investigation, and pursuing the truth may mean risking Landon's career.

Oftentimes, we as human beings trust hard facts before trusting in God. Trusting in God is more dangerous because He sometimes asks us to jump off a cliff into the unknown. For most of us, if the edge of the cliff was foggy or uncertain, we would worry about the height of the cliff, worry about what we would fall into or wonder if we would die trying.

But when we finally jump over the cliff, we actually discover that the cliff is really a small hill and the other side was protected by grass and soft moss.

Just as Deputy Landon couldn't trust faith over facts, he discovered at the end that trusting in faith actually brings you closer to the truth. 
This book put me on the edge of the seat. This series should be praised. From the first page on, I did not want to put down this book because I wanted to know what would happen at the end. 

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