Of Stillness and Storm
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Of Stillness and Storm


“I felt torn between two worlds. Each with its own mystery. One more captivating than the other, but the other more real and breathing.”

It took Lauren and her husband ten years to achieve their dream—reaching primitive tribes in remote regions of Nepal. But while Sam treks into the Himalayas for weeks at a time, finding passion and purpose in his work among the needy, Lauren and Ryan stay behind, their daily reality more taxing than inspiring. For them, what started as a calling begins to feel like the family’s undoing. 

At the peak of her isolation and disillusion, a friend from Lauren’s past enters her life again. But as her communication with Aidan intensifies, so does the tension of coping with the present while reengaging with the past. It’s thirteen-year-old Ryan who most keenly bears the brunt of her distraction.

Intimate and bold, Of Stillness and Storm weaves profound dilemmas into a tale of troubled love and honorable intentions gone awry.

Title:Of Stillness and Storm
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:336 pages

    Of Stillness and Storm Reviews

  • Madelyn
    Dec 30, 2016

    Did I miss the memo? The one where it became "ok" to curse and use blasphemy in a Christian book? Well, it seems I did. But this author apparently did not. You know, I’m astonished that Thomas Nelso...

  • Rachael
    May 16, 2017

    This book was just odd...I almost didn't finish due to the language itself. YES, warning on swear words! One of my soap boxes, I hear trashy language enough without the words in a Christian book. It's...

  • Lolly K Dandeneau
    Jul 12, 2016

    “Back in our lives. Back in my bed. I tried to muster up the swells of anticipation that had preceded his returns in the early stages of our life in Nepal. But I couldn’t manufacture the longings,...

  • Maha
    Feb 10, 2017

    Of Stillness and Storm is the story of Lauren and Sam and their dream to achieve something of purpose. Sam’s dream has always been to be a missionary. He was waiting for a sense of calling to know h...

  • Paula Vince
    Dec 08, 2016

    The heroine of this story is Lauren, who unwillingly lives a spartan lifestyle in Kathmandu, Nepal, teaching English as a second language. Her 13-year-old son Ryan also hates the lifestyle to the poin...

  • Carole Jarvis
    Dec 31, 2016

    Reviewed at The Power of Words: http://bit.ly/2hDj0EzIf I had a complaint, it would be that the time span between one Michèle Phoenix story and the next is too long by far. But I guess that’s reall...

  • Vera Godley
    Dec 08, 2016

    This is a very well written book though a hard-on-the-heart story to delve into.The author takes us through the courtship and into the throes of a marriage giving the reader word pictures of the manip...

  • Angela Dueck
    Dec 04, 2016

    I didn't particularly like this book. It was kind of depressing and I spent most of the book being frustrated with the characters. Their choices made me frustrated and angry and wondering how they cou...

  • Lydia Howe
    Dec 20, 2016

    Why I Choose this Book: It's a contemporary about missionaries - specifically struggling missionaries. It sounded intriguing.What I Thought about this Book:WARNING: This review contains spoilers!I lit...

  • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
    Dec 14, 2016

    Of Stillness and Storm is one of those books that embeds itself deep in your soul, the kind of story that rolls around in your heart long after you’ve finished reading it. It’s sobering and raw an...

About Michèle Phoenix

Michèle Phoenix

Raised in France by a Canadian father and an American mother, Michèle is a mentor, author and speaker with international sensitivities. She taught for twenty years at Black Forest Academy (Germany) before launching her own work as an advocate for Third Culture Kids. She now travels globally to consult and teach on topics related to this unique people group. She loves good conversations, mischievou