In This Moment (The Baxter Family, #2) by Karen Kingsbury

In This Moment (The Baxter Family, #2)

Luke Baxter--a lawyer specializing in religious freedom cases--takes on the fight of his life when public high school principal Wendell Quinn is sued for starting an after-school Bible study called Raise the Bar. Wendell has already lost the love of his life because of the program, but still he refuses to end it. Thanks to the program, Hamilton High has seen a dramatic decrease in the drug abuse, violence, and teen pregnancies that once plagued t...

Details In This Moment (The Baxter Family, #2)

TitleIn This Moment (The Baxter Family, #2)
Release DateNov 7th, 2017
PublisherHoward Books
GenreChristian Fiction, Fiction, Christian, Did Not Finish

Reviews In This Moment (The Baxter Family, #2)

  • Melissa
    At its core, Kingsbury's latest is an interesting story about the modern climate of religious freedom in the United States. However, one has to muddle through some factual inaccuracies and heavy-handed preaching of doom and gloom in order to find the key ideas. Although this is a part of the Baxter series, it easily stands alone because the Baxters are only peripheral characters, and the author makes sure to delineate the myriad family ties multi...
  • Anna
    "In This Moment" is a timely book about a topic frequently in the news. Whether you are a person of faith or not, religious persecution is becoming prevalent in our society. For Wendell Quinn, a principal at a high school riddled with problems, he decides to offer a voluntary Bible Study group after school called Raise the Bar in an effort to give his students an outlet and a chance to work towards success. When a parent whose daughter has benefi...
  • ☘Tara Sheehan☘
    I’ll be up front, I’ve been a fan of Karen Kingsbury forever. My mom was reading her books for years then when I got older and wanted more than my Teen genre had to offer she began recommending Kingsbury. I fell in love. Her books give you a chance to relax and get away from the stress of the world while believing happily ever afters are possible and your faith can get you through anything.This is the first time ever I felt like I had to forc...
  • Judy Collins
    Review to follow.
  • Karen
    I have worked my way through the entire 20-something books in the Baxter series this year with anticipation of getting to this one. Only to be disappointed. The story felt forced and feature too little Baxter family. It seemed like such a let down after enjoying the early years of this series. *I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.*
  • Joy
    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review so...I honestly loved this book. "Those who stand for nothing will fall for everything."I've fallen in love over the Baxter Family in the twenty-some books that I have read. This one was a great new edition addressing a controversial issue in today's society. How should one address God in public? Karen Kingsbury answers that question with a captivating story that fans are going ...
  • Angela
    Here’s some Christian fiction that really made me think. Quinn is a public school principal, and he is questioned over and over when he decides to host a voluntary Bible study after school in order to provide some structure and direction to his students. His reputation is at stake, his relationships are threatened, and his job is on the line.I liked the law aspect that made this book a kind of cross between John Grisham and women’s Christian ...
  • Stephanie Dulac
    another wonderful book written by Karen Kingsbury i seen a lot of mixed reviews and people who didnt like it but i have to tell you readers this book didn't disappoint me. i feel she talks about a few things that are a little more personal and maybe thats why people have issues with this book but i loved it its a must read so glad i did :)
  • Laura
    I enjoyed the characters--both Wendell Quinn and catching up with the Baxters. I've worked in education 16 years, so I found several things unrealistic, but overall, it was a quick read on an interesting topic. I received this book in exchange for my review. My thoughts are my own.
  • Amy
    In This Moment (Baxter Family #2) is a beautiful, inspiring story. Liked it a lot!
  • Dana
    This was a quick and easy book to read, although not my favorite Baxter story. I can see that it is relevant in current times. The writing wasn't quite what I expected as I found a couple of inconsistencies and also too much repetition with the story of Wendell and Alicia and her past relationship with Jack.
  • Jaime Pirus
    I am not at all impressed with this book. It should have been advertised as a stand-alone book, NOT a Baxter Family book, as advertised. Luke Baxter and his family are minor characters at best. If you're looking for a Baxter Family book, skip it. If you're looking for a Kingsbury book, still skip it. I understand what message Kingsbury is trying to send, but it comes across as too preachy and caused me to roll my eyes multiple times.I'm extremely...
  • Kathi
    I love her books, but this one comes across more like a lecture :(
  • Janet
    Always enjoy catching up with my Baxter family.
  • Kristine Morgan
    I love series, the longer the better. Karen Kingsbury has created a saga wither her Baxter Family books. In This Moment is another installment in the Baxter families lives. I enjoyed getting the updates on all of the family members and it was enjoyable to spend time with Luke Baxter. He is an attorney who has left entertainment law to practice Religous Freedom Law.In This Moment follows Luke as he defends Principal Wendall Quin's right to hold a ...
  • Kay Defreese
    In This Moment is part of the Baxter Family series. There are like 25 or 26 Baxter books before this but whose counting. You don't have to read all the previous books about the Baxter family to know what is going on. The author takes several pages in the beginning to give you a brief history of the Baxters and who is married to who. This book was not really about the Baxters although some of the Baxters were in it. The author's favorite Baxter As...
  • Alyssa
    This was such a sweet, powerful, and important story and I loved every second of it. It was well written, had a very important message, and the characters were so filled with faith and love.I loved the message in this book. Now days, everybody fears offending someone so we don’t discuss God or Jesus in public. In this book, people actually thought that it was illegal to mention God in public. I fear that this is the way things will go if someth...
  • Doreen
    Kingsbury books are so real they feel like they could be happening in my hometown or to people I know. This really adds to the tension and drama. I could empathize with Alicia and her fear of what would happen if Wendell went ahead with his plan. The same challenges raised in the book are occurring with more frequency in our country. It made me appreciate Wendell and his willingness to proceed, believing that God, who called him to this, would be...
  • Sherry Greene
    In the day and age of fighting for rights, including those of the right to practice Christianity, Karen Kingsbury writes a powerful book as part of the Baxter Family series.Just as things today are so tenuous regarding activities that “offend” people, this book surrounds that subject when a high school principal of an Indianapolis high school decides to try to do something to help the students of his school. This school has become known for g...
  • Brent Soderstrum
    I won this book through GoodReads First Read program.This world we live in is becoming more and more anti-Christian each day. The book addresses the difference between freedom of religion (which is in the Constitution) and the freedom from religion (which appears to be the interpretation of the Constitution by most Americans and the courts. Wendell Quinn is the principal at Hamilton High School which is in Indianapolis. Drop out rates are high, g...
  • Lyndalou
    From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes a brand-new Baxter Family novel about a beloved high school principal who starts a Bible Study to improve the lives of his struggling students, only to become the national focus of a controversial lawsuit.Hamilton High Principal Wendell Quinn is tired of the violence, drug abuse, teen pregnancies, and low expectations at his Indianapolis school. A single father of four, Quinn is a Ch...
  • Patricia Bond
    In This Moment - A Novel By Karen KingsburyWendell Quinn, is the principal of Hamilton High, which is located on the rough side of the city.Wendell knows that he has a problem at the school, too many students are being killed in gang killings, crime, suicide, teen pregnancies, drug abuse, lack of achievement in the students and no desire to excel. To do his job and to make Hamilton High a better school Wendell starts a voluntary "bible study, aft...
  • Susan K
    Christian, Romance, cleanThis was a different read for me as a reader. I haven't read any of Karen Kingsbury's books before, so a first for me. While this wasn't a perfect fit for me as a reader, I think it would be a good fit for other Christian readers.Wendell (the principal) takes a chance on helping students with an after school program that is controversial, Bible study, led by the students. This is really a book mainly about winning a court...
  • Edward Arrington
    A fictional story with a powerful punch – believe it or not, our religious freedoms are clearly under attack and too many of us settle back and accept falsehood as truth rather than attempting to make a difference. The quote from Alexander Hamilton on the entry wall of Hamilton High School grabs the attention and imagination of the school principal. It says: “Those who stand for nothing . . . fall for anything.” Mr. Quinn knew he had to tak...
  • Terry Houchin
    What an interesting book!I thought this was the next book in the Baxter series, that is why I requested an advance copy. Though this book did include quite a few of the Baxter family members it was more about the fight to allow a Bible study on a  public school campus to continue.Luke Baxter is the attorney Wendall Quinn engages to help him.The book made me think, and that is a good thing. I had to ask myself some difficult questions. If I taugh...
  • Jessie Young
    Quite an interesting read full of current issues surrounding Christianity. The research for this book must have been quite extensive and time consuming. A little bit of romance and suspense thrown in with some gang violence issues and it’s affect on education. I loved the personal stories included but I felt like most of the book was technical in nature. There was a lot of talk about law and court room stuff. I felt like it was a bit of overkil...
  • Michelle Kidwell
    In This MomentA Novelby Karen KingsburyHoward Books,ChristianPub Date 07 Nov 2017I am reviewing a copy of In This Moment Through Howard Books and Netgalley:Principal Wendell Quinn starts a Bible Study, because he is tired of the violence, the teen pregnancies and low expectations at his Indianapolis High-School. Quinn is not only a principal but a single Father of four, and a family man. He understands that running this program could cost him his...
  • Sammy Allen
    I was sent this book in a giveaway to review, and i'm so happy\ to have \ won it! Karen Kingsbury is one of my favorite authors. She creates novels that are page turners, inspirational, and heartbreaking; In This Moment was no exception! In this Moment follows high school principal, Wendall Quinn, and his attempt to change Hamilton High School with the hope that can only come from God. Principal Quinn finds himself in hot waters as he is sued for...
  • Melissa
    What a wonderfully relevant book. I have struggled with some of these same issues. Interestingly enough there are a group of students who meet in my classroom before school starts once a week. I don’t participate in their Bible Study but I am int he room. Actually, I was told I couldn’t participate but now I am wondering if there is any truth to that. We have become so afraid that we have bound our hands possibly more than they need to be.Kar...
  • Barbara
    I appreciated this book from the standpoint that it gives you more insight into the legal system. I realize now how lawyers also need to be actors. I wonder if they teach acting in law school? Knowing the law isn't enough. A person need to be aware of the best way to present a case, the timing of evidence and your demeanor. A couple other points that the book makes hit home for me. Reagan, Luke's wife, is faced with many lonely nights as her husb...