Welcome!

A Time to Surrender

Safe Harbor, Book #3
Paperback
$14.99


Description

With her Marine husband serving overseas, will Jenna trust God's plans for their marriage--or find comfort in another's arms?

Jenna Beaumont Mason had her marriage all planned out. But what she didn't plan was her husband, Kevin, unexpectedly reenlisting in the U.S. Marines--without her knowledge. When Kevin is assigned to serve in Iraq, Jenna struggles with loneliness and resentment at his lengthy absence. This is not the life she wanted.

With the support of other military wives and much prayer, Jenna tries to accept this new reality in her marriage. But when a caring, handsome--and very available--man offers Jenna the comfort she longs for, she struggles to stay faithful to far-away Kevin.

Things grow even more complicated for Jenna and her parents when a mysterious young woman named Skylar shows up at their home, the Hacienda Hideaway. When Skylar's past finally catches up with her, she puts the Beaumonts at risk not only of broken hearts, but of something even more dangerous.

As the Beaumonts grow in their love for God and each other, they learn that sometimes the best way to reconcile relationships is by surrendering control.

Reading Guides

Reading Group Guide

In keeping with the other titles in the Safe Harbor series, A Time to Surrender references concepts found in Ecclesiastes 3. There is a time to uproot, to throw away, to lose, to give up. These all speak of surrendering.

  1. Discuss what the characters give up in this story. It may be material things, attitudes, strongholds, or something else.
    • What does Claire as a mother surrender?
    • Jenna as a young wife?
    • Danny as a confident-in-his-viewpoint believer?
    • Skylar as a keeper of secrets?
    • Ben as the father of an MIA son whose fate has been learned?
  2. In all their surrendering, in putting off their old selves, the characters move into the reality of the theme verse taken from Ephesians 4:22–24: “You were taught . . . to put off your old self . . . to be made new . . . to put on the new self.”
    • By the end of the book, what is the new Jenna like?
    • Danny?
    • Skylar?
  3. What sorts of things have you surrendered, given up, or thrown away in your own life?
  4. How were you changed by that action?
  5. Is there something you sense you need to surrender, to hand over to God in order for Him to clothe you in something new?
  6. What do you think about Claire’s statement that a “safe harbor” is not a landlocked body of water but an open area where people are free to come and go? How might that describe the “safe harbor” God is always offering to us in His presence?

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register

A Time to Surrender : Safe Harbor, Book #3, Sally John
  • A Time to Surrender : Safe Harbor, Book #3, Sally John

Details

With her Marine husband serving overseas, will Jenna trust God's plans for their marriage--or find comfort in another's arms?

Jenna Beaumont Mason had her marriage all planned out. But what she didn't plan was her husband, Kevin, unexpectedly reenlisting in the U.S. Marines--without her knowledge. When Kevin is assigned to serve in Iraq, Jenna struggles with loneliness and resentment at his lengthy absence. This is not the life she wanted.

With the support of other military wives and much prayer, Jenna tries to accept this new reality in her marriage. But when a caring, handsome--and very available--man offers Jenna the comfort she longs for, she struggles to stay faithful to far-away Kevin.

Things grow even more complicated for Jenna and her parents when a mysterious young woman named Skylar shows up at their home, the Hacienda Hideaway. When Skylar's past finally catches up with her, she puts the Beaumonts at risk not only of broken hearts, but of something even more dangerous.

As the Beaumonts grow in their love for God and each other, they learn that sometimes the best way to reconcile relationships is by surrendering control.

More Information

Length 368 Pages
Series Safe Harbor
Publication Date June 30, 2009
Company
  • Thomas Nelson
ISBN-10 1595544305
ISBN-13 9781595544308
Height 8.3"
Width 5.4"