The Sky Beneath My Feet

The Sky Beneath My Feet

A Novel

Streaming Audiobook - 2013
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Being married to a saint isn't what it's cracked up to be. Beths husband wont be joining the family on vacation at the beach this year. Hes not even joining them in the house. Instead, Rick has holed up alone in the backyard shed. Nobody knows exactly what hes up to. Maybe hes immersing himself in prayer. Maybe hes lost his mind. Maybe hes even the modern-day prophet or the saint the neighborhood artist imagines him to be. But while St. Rick waits for an epiphany, Beth will have to figure out what to do with herself and their teenage sons, possibly for the rest of her life. What happens next is both uproarious and bittersweet: a peace march turns violent, her son is caught with drugs, and she embarks on an ambitious road trip that turns into something nearly surreal. Will Beth rediscover the idealistic woman she used to be, once upon a time? Can her marriage survive Ricks backyard vigil? Will anything ever be the same? And should it be? Truthful, comic, heartbreaking, and magical in the very best sense of the word, The Sky Beneath My Feet gently tears the veil off our egos and expectations to reveal the throbbing, redemptive, and achingly beautiful life beyond and within us.
Publisher: [United States] : Oasis Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2013.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781621882121
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 45 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Gallagher, Rebecca
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Cdnbookworm Jul 12, 2013

This novel centers around Beth, a pastor's wife. Her husband Rick is the men's pastor at the evangelical megachurch called The Community in Baltimore. Rick didn't seek out this position and it isn't what he wants to be doing. When old friends of the couple who've moved away visit, they surprise them by offering Rick a job as lead pastor at their current church. Rick is about to start a month's sabbatical, and Beth was hoping to use the time to reconnect with him, particularly since a friend from church has offered up a beach house in Florida. But this sudden offer has Rick retreating from everything and everyone into the backyard shed to hope for divine guidance. Beth is frustrated and angry, and she finds herself taking risks and finding herself in new experiences. From a protest rally in Washington DC to the inner city of Baltimore, to a Florida beach in a storm, Beth finds her life taking her in a new direction, but struggles to figure out what she should do. She is left dealing with issues in the lives of their teenage sons without Rick beside her for support and she isn't sure where to look for help.
This is a story about faith, about looking closer to home for those needing help, and about taking that first step.

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