In This Moment

A Novel

In This Moment

Instant New York Times Bestseller

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 Christian and a family man. He wants to see change in his community, so he starts a voluntary after-school Bible Study and prayer program. He knows he is risking his job by leading the program, but the high turnout at every meeting encourages him.

A year later, violence and gang activity are down, test scores are up, and drug use and teen pregnancy have plummeted. The program is clearly working—until one parent calls the press. Now Quinn faces a lawsuit that could ruin everything.

With a storm of national attention and criticism, Quinn is at a crossroads—he must choose whether to cave in and shut down the program or stand up for himself and his students. The battle comes with a high cost, and Quinn wants just one attorney on his side for this fight: Luke Baxter. In This Moment is an inspiring, relevant story about the nuances of religious freedom and how a group of determined people just might restore the meaning of faith in today’s culture.
  • Howard Books | 
  • 400 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451687620 | 
  • November 2017
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Reading Group Guide

This reading group guide for In This Moment includes a discussion questions your book club. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book

Topics & Questions for Discussion

1. What are your thoughts on Wendell Quinn as a principal? What sort of man was he?

2. Do you think it was wrong or right for Wendell to begin the Raise the Bar club? Explain your thoughts.

3. What do you think of Wendell’s claim that he was merely trying to do this job by starting the club?

4. Would you be willing to defend Wendell Quinn in a court of law? Why or why not?

5. What have you noticed about religious freedom in the United States, or in your country? Give examples.

6. How do you think the founding fathers intended us to view religious freedom?

7. Have you ever felt afraid to talk about your faith in public? Share about that.

8. What is one way you can help preserve religious freedom in this country, or in the nation where you live?

9. Why is it important that we have religious freedom? What are the risks if those freedoms and rights are taken away?

10. Alicia lived her life consumed by fear. Explain her fears, and whether you feel they were rational or not?

11. When have you been deeply afraid? Ho see more

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About the Author

Karen Kingsbury
Photograph © Dean Dixon

Karen Kingsbury

Karen Kingsbury, #1 New York Times bestselling novelist, is America’s favorite inspirational storyteller, with more than twenty-five million copies of her award-winning books in print. Her last dozen titles have topped bestseller lists and many of her novels are under development with Hallmark Films and as major motion pictures. Her Baxter Family books are being developed into a TV series slated for major network viewing sometime in the next year. Karen is also an adjunct professor of writing at Liberty University. In 2001 she and her husband, Don, adopted three boys from Haiti, doubling their family in a matter of months. Today the couple has joined the ranks of empty nesters, living in Tennessee near five of their adult children.

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