One Thing’s Needful Review
This third of the series is probably my favorite. I appreciated reading a few pages of pre-marriage counseling and other such theological application. (Maybe the first quarter of the book covered premarital matters. It’s certainly geared toward a conservative Lutheran audience.) I liked hearing solid ways of expressing things, you know? Admittedly, that makes it a bit more narrative than novel-ish at times, but the writing was pretty smooth.
Things hit the fan, plot-wise, with some disapproving clergymen. They were a bit one-dimensional, but, to be honest, there can be real jerks in this world, clergy or otherwise. The point, I think, was a cathartic one: proper support helps folks stand up against things that aren’t right. And, again, it’s not like the novel was only about that one topic.
As a pastor’s wife myself, I had to take a big breath in toward the end. Pastoral life!
One thing’s needful and I wish it for you!