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Hi! Welcome to An Issue of the Heart.

I’m Rhonda McKnight, a women’s fiction author who writes in the ChristianFiction genre. This blog is an accompanient to my website. My debut novel, Secrets and Lies was released December 1, 2009 with Kensington Publishers.

This blog is a place for me to meet and commune with readers to discuss the spiritual elements of the novel. Here’s a synopsis of the book:

Secrets and Lies coverAmazonFaith Morgan is struggling with her faith. Years of poor communication and neglect leave her doubting that God will ever fix her marriage. When a coworker accuses her husband, Jonah, of the unthinkable, Faith begins to wonder if she really knows him at all, and if it’s truly in God’s will for them to stay married.

Pediatric cardiologist Jonah Morgan is obsessed with one thing: his work. A childhood incident cemented his desire to heal children at any cost, even his family, but now he finds himself at a crossroads in his life. Will he continue to allow the past to haunt him, or find healing and peace in a God he shut out long ago?

The novels overarching message is about trusting in the Lord to see you through trials (Psalms 40:1-3, Philippians 4:6-7, Psalms 34:17-19, Isaiah 26:3-4), staying in a marriage that seems destined for divorce (Jeremiah 32:27, Psalms 127:1, Luke1:37, Isaiah 32:17-18), strengthening faith (Hebrews 11:1, Isaiah 40:31), the importance of Godly and wise counsel in all things (Acts 17:11, Hebrews 13:7, 17, Ephesians 5:21, Proverbs 1:8-9),  unforgiveness and it’s detrimental effects (Psalms 37:8-11, Matthew 6:14, Colossians 3:13), and reconciliation to Christ (1 John 1:9, John 14:15-16).

Secrets and Lies address the following lifestyle issues:   Marriage, step-parenting, friendship, aging parents, heart disease, sexual harassment in the workplace.

Secrets and Lies delves into the following concerns and social issues:  Relationships, unforgiveness, faith, reconciliation to Christ, male leadership in marriage, Godly counsel, marital fidelity, organ donation, depression, suicide.

Secrets and Lies will appeal to women of all ages and provide a satisfying read about realistic issues in life and marriage. It is for newly converted and mature Christians who want to grow deeper spiritually.

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