A fragile hope

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



Title: A fragile hope

Author: Cynthia Ruchti

Publisher: Abingdon Press

Publication Date: 2017

Format: Paperback

Length: 319 pages


Josiah is an author of books on marriage and recovery from marital problems. Very popular and sought after, Josiah is unaware that his own marriage is crumbling. He begins to question all the various ways he has counseled others in his books.

I love the gradual change in Josiah as the book progresses and he yields to the Lord’s will for himself, his wife and their marriage. Starting out self-absorbed and self-centered, then becoming more and more Christlike in his love for Karin. Very inspiring.


Rating (1 to 5)


Suggested Audience

Readers of contemporary, realistic Christian Fiction.

Christian Impact

This is a story of self-absorption and self-centeredness that morphs into forgiveness and grace.

Other Notes

Includes book discussion questions.


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