In This Moment

Howard. (Baxter Family, Bk. 2). Nov. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9781451687620. pap. $23.99; ebk. ISBN 9781451687644. CF
Indianapolis high school principal Wendell Quinn starts a voluntary after-school Bible study in the hopes of improving the lives of his students. In spite of a lawsuit filed against him, he continues to hold the prayer program, noting that test scores are up and gang violence and drug use have declined. Incensed by the case, lawyer Luke Baxter agrees to defend Quinn's right to hold his study. As Luke's workload increases, his wife Reagan worries that the costs will outweigh the benefits. Can Luke balance his work with his family and keep his faith intact?
VERDICT Kingsbury's issues-oriented follow-up to Love Story offers a timely look at the crossroads of public law and religious freedom. Although the topic can be volatile, the author handles it in a sensitive manner, creating room for discourse and not discord.
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