A Time to Stand

Reviewed by: Ceil Carey, former public librarian and longtime book discussion leader



Title: A time to stand

Author: Robert Whitlow

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Publication Date: 2017

Format: Paperback book

Length: 399 pages


When a young African American teen is shot by a white policeman in a small Georgia town, the emotions run high on both sides. Adisa Johnson is an up and coming lawyer and a black woman. Can she stand up for justice by defending Officer Luke Nelson without losing everything she has worked for as well as her standing in the black community and the respect of a pastor she is very attracted to. Is there any hope for a peaceful resolution as well as the relations between the two groups? Whitlow gives us that hope and inspires readers that it actually could come to pass in our lifetime.


Rating (1 to 5)


Suggested Audience

Teens and adults fond of fiction relating to the law and courtroom

Christian Impact

The theme of racial harmony is very timely and inspires readers with hope for the future.

Other Notes

Contains book discussion questions.


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A Time to Stand

About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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