Be Still My Soul is the beginning of a new series by Joanne Bischof. Itâ€™s the story of a young couple who marry under threat and then learn to love each other. Both the husband and wife have been raised in difficult families, and so they think that itâ€™s too be expected for the husband to treat his wife badly and repeat that in this storyâ€¦at least in the beginning.
This book is very well-written, which makes it enjoyable to read. Itâ€™s nice to read something that gives hope and shows God working things out to bring about a happy ending.
However, Iâ€™d be very cautious about recommending it to anyone. Often abusive marriages donâ€™t work out just because someone keeps trusting God and believing that things will get better and God is watching over them. I agree, there are times when God calls us to stay in a bad situation, but there are also times when God calls us to leave. I would hate for anyone to read this and cite it as proof that they should stay with someone whoâ€™s physically hurting them or their children because their spouse â€œmight change.â€
I received a free copy of this book from Multnomah Books in exchange for an honest review.