Ever since I read Tope Omotosho’s book Always One More Time, I was dying to read the sequel, Separated, to find out what became of the characters whose stories were left with a tantalizing open loop. Separated picks up with Daniel, the one-time worship leader continually undone by his weakness to sexual temptation. As the title suggests, the main thread of the story deals with Daniel’s separation from Efe, his bride of just a few months. Daniel is barely holding it together, especially since Adesewa, the woman he longs to be with, has found Christ and no longer wants any part of an adulterous affair.
I didn’t see how Daniel and Efe would ever find their way back to each other, especially when Efe’s handsome and charming boss begins to make determined inroads into her wounded heart. But it all works out wonderfully.
As always, Tope doesn’t shy away from deep and painful themes relevant to Christians trying to live out their faith in today’s world. One of my favorite quotes from the book is this one:
The church wasn’t filled with perfect people but with people who were broken and had been mended. Also, people in the process of being mended, with people yet to be broken.