His best book yet: "A Time to Stand" by Robert Whitlow


After a white police officer shoots a black teen who happens to be unarmed, the community of  Campbellton, Georgia, is left in an uproar. A local movement arises demanding the police officer be held accountable for his actions, and the community is soon being torn apart. When African-American Adisa Johnson is called to her hometown from her home in Atlanta in order to care for her ailing Aunt Josie, she is ready to offer her services as a special prosecutor. But instead, she heeds God's call to go against her instincts and to defend the officer. Soon, she finds herself caught between truth and justice, and the storm of prejudices arising on all sides.

"A Time to Stand" is Robert Whitlow's best book yet, with a drama-filled plot that had me glued to the pages from beginning to end. The scenes felt ripped from the headlines, capturing the racial tension that is broiling in communities across North America in real life. I love the twist he threw into this novel, having an African-American attorney fight on behalf of a white police officer, exposing the reality that prejudice lies on all sides. The characters are real and as flawed as you and I, and this makes Adisa all the more lovable as a hero.  However, as remarkable as Adisa is, it is her Aunt Josie who stole the show for me, living out a powerful faith that truly moves mountains. I am convinced that it will be prayer warriors like her, ones who change the very atmosphere around us, who will be given the most honour in heaven one day! As with Whitlow's other novels, he weaves faith into the very fabric of the novel in a remarkable manner, showing how God is on the move in the most difficult of circumstances. Readers who dive into this novel will not only be greatly entertained by the story they encounter, but will find themselves encouraged in their walk with God along the way.

I was honestly moved to tears by the time I turned the final pages of this amazing story. I highly recommend "A Time to Stand" and award it a full 5 out of 5 stars.

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 about the author...

Robert Whitlow is the bestselling author of legal novels set in the South and winner of the Christy Award for Contemporary Fiction. He received his J.D. with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law where he served on the staff of the Georgia Law Review. Website: robertwhitlow.com, Twitter: @whitlowwriter, Facebook: robertwhitlowbooks.

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