Jillian Slater hadn't seen her father or his mother in almost 20 years until, on the news that her father had finally drunk himself to death, Adella Atwater, the manager of her grandmother's apartment house, calls and says Jillian's expenses would be paid if she'd fly in to New Orleans for the burial. What Adella didn't tell her was that the apartment house bears the dead weight of a long and painful history. As an investigation into her father's death unfolds, Jillian is drawn into the lives of the colorful collection of saints and sinners who pass through Saint Silvanus. Is her family actually cursed, or is it just this crazy old house that holds them all under its spell?
Beth Moore’s debut novel, The Undoing of Saint Silvanus, is an entertaining read with true-to-life characters in a memorable story. But like all of Beth’s work, it has at its core life-changing biblical truth. As the story of Jillian, Olivia, Adella, and the folks at Saint Sans unfolds, they must wrestle hard with some of the life challenges that plague us all:How did my life get to this place?How can I make sense of my family’s story?What can put an end to this cycle of failure in my life?The best novels leave you thinking about life and truth long after the last page is read. This “Story to Life” study has been created to help you get the most out of your novel experience. Undoing What Has You Undone is a companion to the novel that contains the biblical teachings behind the story, insights from Beth, and personal application from God’s Word. Grab a coffee and take another look at the kinds of undoing that only God himself can orchestrate. Inside you’ll find:Excerpts from the novelReflection questionsLinks to video clips from Beth’s debut Book ClubInspirational teaching
"Join bestselling author Beth Moore in her life-changing quest of vine-chasing-and learn how everything changes when you discover the true meaning of a fruitful, God-pleasing, meaning-filled life. Most of us have times when, if we are honest, we'd admit to feeling like our lives are embarrassingly small and insignificant. Times when it seems like we're going through a whole lot of pain and striving without much to show for it. Like our daily pursuits don't really matter in the long run. At times like that, we can't help wondering if we really matter-to the world or even to God. In Chasing Vines, Beth Moore gives us a new hope, revealing the abundant secrets of a fruitful, Kingdom-building, God-pleasing life. Tracing the images of vinedresser, vine, branch, and fruit through Scripture, and sharing stories from her own journey, Beth shows us how nothing in our lives is wasted. Not the place we've been planted. Not the painful pruning. Not even the manure that gets dumped on us when we least expect it. Beth is convinced from Scripture that every person who knows Jesus is meant to thrive in fruitfulness. Life might not always be fun, but in Christ, it can always be immensely fruitful. Nothing is for nothing. Join Beth on her journey of discovering what it means to chase vines-and learn how everything changes when we understand and fully embrace God's amazing design for growing us into fruitful, meaningful, abundant life"--