The Art of Standing Still: A Novel


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A text message that could change everything. Ryn has one unread text message on her phone. And his name is Xander.

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All rights reserved. I would love to know what happens to Ruth and Jemma after all this! Aug 09, Kea Valentine added it Shelves: on-my-bookshelf. I can't even remember what happened other than not liking it. Aug 02, Shelbie rated it it was ok.

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The author is not shy about the temptations and mistakes of Christians, painting them as very real people. I was put off by the female vicar who was tempted into a near-fling with a city official, and the naivety of the other female main character, and the pacifistic Christ-figure. The plot dragged at times, the foreshadowing working enough to keep me sure that something was coming to a head. Culliford pulled off the bittersweet ending, disappointing the romantic in me when neither woman "landed The author is not shy about the temptations and mistakes of Christians, painting them as very real people.

Culliford pulled off the bittersweet ending, disappointing the romantic in me when neither woman "landed her man. She starts out shamelessly seductive and utterly untouched by any idea of Christian thought, but through the process of working with a dramatic portrayal of the life of Christ, she changes. As she plays the woman caught in adultery, she feels the shame of her own immorality.

As she experiences the death and rising of Jesus, her heart is transformed. She stops caring so much for the story, now understanding how much more important people are than landing the exclusive column. I'm glad I read the book just for her lovely redemption--I only wish the rest of the story had been so well-crafted. Aug 09, Sara Diane rated it did not like it Recommends it for: no one. Shelves: , reviewed.

I didn't think it would ever be this bad. I mean, I knew this wasn't going to be stellar, but the writing was so very very bad. The author decided to dabble in an area that she has no apparent knowledge of theater and then crafted this poor story about a journalist who is not a Christian getting involved with this play and trying to seduce the guy playing Jesus.

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And then there is this vicar who is a woman, which I have some issues with and she is falling in love with a ma Oh. Honestly, this story had more holes than Swiss cheese. The sad thing is that Culliford had a few funny lines and a few good descriptions--but the issues with the story overshadowed them. This book illuminates the problem with "Christian" publishing.

We hold up books like this and call them worthy of being published, when in fact they should never have seen the top of the slush pile. The world sees the lack of quality and say "If that is all their Jesus is worth, why should I bother? And they have a point. Christian art should be better than non-Christian art--we should have enough respect for Jesus not to pass off shoddy work as good in His name. View all 6 comments.

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Oct 03, Jean Paul rated it really liked it. A really engrossing story with unexpected plot twists, credible characters set against the background of the Mystery plays. Profound and funny, I really liked this book and it held my intrest on every page. Sep 20, Sary Fairchild rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Kelli!!! Shelves: read-christian-chick-lit. I bought it yesterday and will save it for you! Nov 28, Aimee rated it liked it. Not bad. Kind of slow, but interesting. Jul 25, Jessica added it. Anglophiles will enjoy this mildly suspenseful Christian fiction set in modern day Britain with two very different yet strong female leads.

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