Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | February 8, 2012

What would you do to save the life of your child?


Truman Wiley always ran away at the first sign of trouble.  It is why he was estranged from his family, riddled with debt and in trouble with loan sharks.  He was a man who spent his life wrapped up in his job, so when he lost his job due to the economy he was completely lost and hopeless.  Add to that the compulsive gambling and the huge debt he owed to a man of questionable character and you have a man who is willing to do anything.

Truman’s son needs a heart transplant soon or he will die.  Terrelle Conley is on death row for a murder he says he didn’t commit, but he is willing to donate his heart to Truman’s son because he feels it’s the only thing he can do to bring good out of a bad situation.  In return, Truman must write Terrelle’s story and uncovers disturbing evidence that may lead to the real killer.  Should an innocent man be allowed to die so that his son can live?  Should Truman tell the truth and let his son die?

Choices—small ones, big ones, life-changing ones—we make them every day.  But what happens when your choice involves an ethical dilemma?  What if it also involves someone you care about?  What if you have failed at everything and finally have an opportunity to set things right?  What if doing the wrong thing gives you a second chance to do the right thing?

These questions and more will surface as you read Chris Fabry’s book “Not In The Heart.”  It is difficult to read Fabry’s book without facing your own beliefs.  It’s easy to be frustrated with Truman.  He’s an addict who can’t control his addiction.  He gambles away his life savings and continually puts his addiction ahead of his family’s needs even in the midst of pending tragedy.

We are forced to look into our own heart, face our mistakes and weaknesses and see our own need for redemption.  Can Truman find his?  Will he make the right choice?  Is there a right decision in the midst of this jumbled up life he’s created for himself and his family?  Does God really have a way out?

From the first chapter to the last, you will be engaged with this story.  This hard-to-put-down book will leave you guessing until the very end.

Click here to visit Chris Fabry’s website.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from The B&B Media Group, Inc., as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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