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Publisher Description

In a small Georgia town where racial tensions run high and lives are at stake, can one lawyer stand up for justice against the tide of prejudice on every side?

Adisa Johnson, a young African-American attorney, is living her dream of practicing law with a prestigious firm in downtown Atlanta. Then a split-second mistake changes the course of her career.

Left with no other options, Adisa returns to her hometown where a few days earlier a white police officer shot an unarmed black teen who is now lying comatose in the hospital.

Adisa is itching to jump into the fight as a special prosecutor, but feels pulled to do what she considers unthinkable—defend the officer.

As the court case unfolds, everyone in the small community must confront their own prejudices. Caught in the middle, Adisa also tries to chart her way along a path complicated by her budding relationship with a charismatic young preacher who leads the local movement demanding the police officer answer for his crime.

This highly relevant and gripping novel challenges us to ask what it means to forgive while seeking justice and to pursue reconciliation while loving others as ourselves.

Fiction & Literature
September 12
Thomas Nelson

Customer Reviews

Jscott77 ,

Another great novel!

Robert Whitlow has done it again. I have read at least 15 of his novels and anxiously await the next one. A superb novel that shares the love of Jesus. All of his books are great!

techquest ,

Just WOW!!!

Roberts Whitlow is hands down my favorite fiction writer and I prayer he starts putting out books as fast as James Patterson! I grow so deep in my walk with God with every book he writes!

Ellen/Oceanside ,


A TIME TO STAND. by Robert Whitlow
Interesting plot of prejudice in the South. A mistake changes the course of a young lawyer. The courtroom and the people in town had to confront their own issues as well. Cultural issues of the south are brought to life, what brought about the white policeman shooting a young black. The story was not so much on the characters as most of his books are, this is about living the happenings of the south. Given ARC by Net Galley for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.

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