by T.K. Chapin
Book Description from Goodreads:
“A burning building doesn’t scare me at all compared to the thought of losing you.”
Firefighter Cole Taylor is the man everyone looks up to at Firehouse 9 in downtown Spokane. He’s been at the department for ten years and has no fear when it comes to dangerous situations.
Megan Taylor, Cole’s wife, is a stay-at-home mother of their two boys. She was everything Cole ever wanted in a woman and the perfect wife any man could ask for until one day when she decides to leave Cole.
Cole has fought hundreds of fires in his lifetime, but he had never tasted fear until he came to fighting a fire in his own home. Amongst The Flames is a Christian firefighter romance that tackles real-life situations and problems that exist in Christian marriages today. It brings with it passion, love and spiritual depth that will leave you feeling inspired. This inspirational Christian romance novel is one Christian romance that you’ll want to read over and over again.
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DISCLAIMER: I received this book (via the author) in exchange for a review.
Characters/Plot: Cole Taylor, "Christian" firefighter, and total gentleman. Right off the bat, you enter his world. His wife is the daughter of the fire-chief, and his relationship with his father in-law is described as not the best when off the field. This book touches base with many different aspects that people suffer daily, even when you do not know about it. The plot is touching, a must read. With every situation, it is always turned back to God. It is a message to everyone. Amongst the friends that Cole has at the station, there is Micah, and he is always sharing his faith. He is the example to Cole in this book.
My Honest Opinions/Thoughts: As I read this book, I was reminded of the Kirk Cameron movie, Fireproof, and I must say I loved it. The every day life that we go through, Christian and non-alike, this brings it to light. It took me a while to get into reading because of the growing list I already have, but I am so glad I had the chance to read this book.
Extra: An Excerpt
“Megan’s actions are not what this verse is speaking about. It’s talking directly to you, Cole. So, if you think you are right and justified in your thinking… You are not letting God be your God.”
“God be my God?” I asked, confused by the statement.
“Yeah, check it out. Let’s say you think you are right about Megan. You just tell yourself definitive statements over and over again about how this isn’t right, that’s wrong, and so on… But you, Cole Taylor, are not seeking God in the process… Are you in the right or the wrong?”
“Well, I don’t need to seek God, because I know I’m right.”
“Wrong. You do need to seek God in EVERYTHING! Not just when you’re searching for a solution to a problem you can’t figure out. Even if you swear you are in the right over a matter, you need God. Every single thing you come across in life should be funneled through God first and foremost. He’s the life source, Brother!” I could hear a smile in his voice and excitement in his tone.
“So I am in the wrong with Megan. Even though-”
He interrupted me again. “You are re-enforcing your own wisdom with what you are saying right now! You gotta stop that backwards thinking and let God be your God! He is in control, Cole, and when you let him rule over your life fully and completely, you will see how much He can do. It’s HE who can make a difference in your marriage, not you.”
About the Author
T.K. CHAPIN writes Christian Romance books designed to inspire and tug on your heart strings. He believes that telling stories of faith, love and family help build the faith of Christians and help non-believers see how God can work in the life of believers. He gives all credit for his writing and storytelling ability to God. The majority of the novels take place in and around Spokane Washington, his hometown. Chapin makes his home in the Pacific Northwest and has the pleasure of raising his daughter with his beautiful wife Crystal. To find out more about T.K. Chapin or his books, visit his website at