The Retreat is a poignant, illuminating, and spiritually wise teaching novel by Jacci Turner
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 05, 2017
A week at a spiritual retreat center becomes a transformational faith journey for a young woman who has been turned away from her church for supporting her gay best friend.
For her entire life, Amy considered her evangelical Christian upbringing the foundation of her life and beliefs. But when she stands up for her gay best friend, Amy is ostracized and banished from the church she loves-resulting in a crisis of the spirit that causes her to doubt her conservative upbringing as she enters her thirties. Seeing Amy's pain, a caring friend raises the money to send her on a week-long retreat for contemplative activism, hoping that a few days of quiet reflection will help her rekindle her faith.
In The Retreat (March 28, 2017; E-Book; ISBN 9780062672322), Amy meets two women her age-teachers who introduce her to new types of prayer-as well as Celeste, a seasoned church mentor who takes Amy under her wing and gently shows her new ways to practice her religious beliefs. In the course of just a few days, Amy finds an inspiring and more meaningful view of God—and a new beginning full of hope, compassion, and healing.
About the Author
Jacci Turner is a bestselling author of young adult and middle grade fiction, including Bending Willow which was chosen to represent Nevada at the National Book Festival. She is the former educational director for the High Sierra Writers group and a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Jacci has thirty years’ experience as a campus minister and is experienced in training spiritual directors. She is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Visit her at http://www.jacciturner.com.
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