Since the death of her first husband, Ellie's determined to make a new life for herself by pursuing numerous ministry objectives which are now possible due to a large sum of money God has recently entrusted to her care. Ellie knows who she is, what she wants and is thrilled that she's finally in a position to make things happen for God. Jackson Dawes is the guy who shows up from out of nowhere. From the instant they meet, Jackson knows that he wants Ellie and he'll do anything to have her. Jackson, however, isn't devoted to God the way Ellie is. Jackson cares about two things: making money and possessing Ellie. Jackson is convinced he can make Ellie love him, but, first he has to convince her to give him a chance. As a believer, Ellie knows she isn't supposed to marry someone who fails to share her love of God. Jackson's perseverance, however, proves incredibly difficult to resist. After all, except for the faith aspect of things, Jackson's the total package. He's wealthy, smart, successful gorgeous, kind and funny. Ellie's impulsive nature leads her down a path she's incredibly ill prepared to follow. She soon learns that her new husband possesses the kind of secrets that destroy marriages. Faith in God never exists in a vacuum as if it's some whimsical belief system which protects us from life and choices. Jackson and Ellie's story is a compelling one which shows real time faith in the life of a flawed believer. Jackson learns first hand about faith as Ellie's devotion to God fights for their fledgling, troubled marriage. Jackson comes to understand how he benefits from his wife's faith in Someone larger than herself, but does Jackson allow too much time, and too many tragedies, to pass before he accepts some hard truths about himself? Is Ellie's faith strong enough to carry both of them? Does God even show up to honor Ellie's faith in Him when she so blatantly disobeyed what God told her to do?
For Mature Readers Only! The Surrender Series contains explicit sex scenes and brutal criminal activity. No one under the age of 18 should read these books. Artwork by Madison Willoughby. I've been married 35 years and I took this picture of our wedding rings in our kitchen using pillow cases as the backdrop! I couldn't be happier with how it turned out!
Part Two: Surrender To Each Other Part Three: Surrender To Him