Francine Rivers does an amazing job bringing the characters to life and gripping your heart. They go through real life circumstances; hurt, loss, despair, fear, love, tragedy, faith and joy. This is not a feel good novel about how Christians go through life with no trial or tribulations, it depicts REAL life through four generations of women.
As I think back to the story, I realize how much I need to trust Him more and me less, that I need to exhibit more faith in the God who lights my path, and not use a flashlight when the Son is shining so brightly.
There were times during the novel that I thought "Don't say it, don't do it! That is not a good idea". I had to laugh thinking this must be what God says every minute of every day when we say or do things without reflecting on His desires for us. We must drive Him crazy! I know I sure do.
He is who sustains us. Our faith in Him is allows us to walk the streets of this wretched earth to love, be loved and share His love. I think of all the books out there that tell us what our purpose is, when in one short sentence it is our purpose to love, to have faith in Jesus Christ and to share those two things with others.
Take time and read these two books. I pray that you will enjoy them as much I did and that they will place the desire for a legacy of love and faith in Jesus Christ deep into your heart and soul.
God Bless -
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RATING - 5 STARS - AMAZING