The Road to Mercy
Josh Harrison, a contemporary Christian singer, and his wife Bethany face a difficult decision that also tests their faith. A rupture in Beth's carotid artery leaves her on the brink of death even as she's pregnant with their first child....
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Josh Harrison, a contemporary Christian singer, and his wife Bethany face a difficult decision that also tests their faith. A rupture in Beth's carotid artery leaves her on the brink of death even as she's pregnant with their first child. While Dr. Ben Abrams urges her to terminate the pregnancy to save her own life, she and Josh step out on faith and decide to carry the baby to full term.
During the next few months, Josh struggles with his faith, Beth hides a secret that may destroy their marriage. She also discovers a decades-old connection to Dr. Abrams that could change his life forever.
"As an avid Christian fiction reader myself, I found Kathy Harris' book a powerful one, with themes that engage both the heart and mind. Kathy handles the sensitive topic of abortion both realistically and graciously. The Road to Mercy is a blessing wrapped up in a novel-a reminder of the kindness of God." - Rebecca St. James, singer, author, actress
"Exquisite writing, wonderful characters, and a captivating story left me devouring this book. I couldn't put it down. Novel Rocket and I highly recommend it." - Ane Mulligan, Sr. editor Novel Rocket
"The Road to Mercy is captivating from the very beginning, and no matter how many roads Ms. Harris provides for her characters to walk upon, the end results and final destination will leave you a better person for having taken the journey. Great, great writing! - Joseph S. Bonsall, author and member of the Oak Ridge Boys
The Road to Mercy is a touchingly beautiful story of finding and holding onto God when the dark shadows of the past and the messiness of everyday life conspire to pry our hands from Him. Kathy Harris is a welcome new voice in women's fiction. - Tamara Leigh, author of Restless in Carolina and Dreamspell
"Kathy Harris' debut novel, The Road to Mercy, is a heartfelt journey through life, where bad things happen to good people-people who not only survive, but come shining through with faith, hope, and love. Harris is a writer to watch!" - Alice K. Arenz, author of Mirrored Image and The Bouncing Grandma Mysteries
As a post-abortive woman, reading The Road to Mercy brought back many memories of my abortion experience-some good, some bad-but I couldn't put the book down. Men and women who have had an abortion experience will see the healing and redemptive power of God through this story. Others will come away with a better understanding of people's struggles when pro-choice forces tell them that abortion is the only solution to an unwanted pregnancy. The Road to Mercy is an eye-opening and healing novel! - Christine Mize, Counselor & Social Worker
"The Road To Mercy is a story of not only mercy but redemption, forgiveness and God's amazing faithfulness in our lives. It sheds light on the popular question "Where is God in the midst of pain?" I recommend The Road To Mercy to those who are struggling with their faith or believing God is good in a world of pain. I recommend it for those who are struggling with the issues surrounding a crisis pregnancy. I recommend it for those of faith and those of conscience. The Road To Mercy will take you down a road that will change your life for the better." - Claire Culwell; abortion survivor, National speaker and soon-to-be author
"The Road To Mercy is an intricately, movingly crafted novel highlighting the power of forgiveness. A terrific read beautifully trumpeting the exquisite worth of every human life. Kathy Harris has undeniable talent. Heartily recommended!" -- Rusty Whitener, A Season Of Miracles, 2011 Christy Award Finalist
"Fiction has a new star! In The Road To Mercy Kathy Harris weaves a tale that crosses generations while drawing readers into a dramatic story that has both heart and soul. In breathtaking style Kathy examines complex moral issues while looking at the consequences of very human decisions all woven together in a narrative that pushes readers so deeply into the adventure that they will come to know the characters as well as their know their best friends. This Road takes you by miraculous survivals and onto monumental life struggles and is one you will likely travel not just once, but time and time again." - Ace Collins, bestselling author of more than 60 books including Reich of Passage and The Christmas Star
"The Road to Mercy is a redeeming story of faith, forgiveness, and healing that touches your heart and keeps your eyes glued to the page. A wonderful debut novel by divine detour author Kathy Harris." - Sherry Kyle, author of Delivered with Love
Kathy Harris is an author by way of a divine detour into the Nashville entertainment business. She graduated with a B.S. in Communications from Southern Illinois University and has spent the past two decades employed as a marketing director in the Nashville music industry. Abingdon Press will release her fiction debut titled The Road to Mercy, in Fall 2012. Kathy regularly interviews literary and music guests on her blog at www.DivineDetour.com.