The Baxter Family saga continues with In This Moment (Howard Books), the latest novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury. The plot details the courageous journey of 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.
The Baxter Family is also scheduled to hit the small screen in spring 2018. The TV series is being produced by Roma Downey and LightWorkers Media, the faith and family division of MGM. “We all believe the series will last a decade on the air,” Karen told Publishers Weekly. “There’s so much material!”
Karen Kingsbury has 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. Karen is also an adjunct professor of writing at Liberty University. Named by Time Magazine as the “Queen of Inspirational Fiction,” Karen recently appeared on the Today show with Kathie Lee and Hoda. She travels the country speaking t tens of thousands of women each year.