In This Moment

Reviewed by: Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long the book discussion leader


Title: In this moment

Author: Karen Kingsbury

Publisher: Howard Books

Publication Date: 2017

Format: Hardcover

Length: 258 pages


Karen Kingsbury’s theme of religious freedom in our country, particularly in schools, is an up-to-date, 2018 subject.  When Principal Quinn attempts to make a change in his school, one going down the tubes with gangs, low grades, even murders, he decides to start an after school Bible Study, totally voluntary led by himself. Raise the Bar does change the school in hundreds of positive ways with many students committing their lives to Christ. But one very disgruntled parent takes matters into his own hands and sues the school. Enter attorney Luke Baxter of the Baxter family who takes on the case with relish.

The plot and theme is compelling and the courtroom scenes and dialogue are interesting, giving the reader a good understanding of the arguments for religious freedom in the schools. The characters are rather bland for the most part, that being the only criticism I would aim at In this moment. But fans of Kingsbury and particularly the Baxters will love another glimpse into their lives.


Rating (1 to 5)


Suggested Audience

Fans of Christian fiction, particularly Karen Kingsbury fans

Christian Impact

A good example of faith and trust in God despite the circumstances.

Other Notes

Contains book discussion questions

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In This Moment

About Ceil Carey

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

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