Friday, June 18, 2010

NO GREATER LOVE by KATHI MACIAS

Before I picked up No Greater Love I didn't know much about the Apartheid. This book reached into my soul, down into the depths of a greater love. The Apartheid lasted between the years of 1948-1994 in South Africa. I was a time of tragedy, and a mockery of human life. In this amazing novel by Kathi Macias, she takes us there, in the depths of the pain and suffering, but also showing how big God is. We meet Chioma, a young victim of the Apartheid. She not only watched the lives of her parents be taken, but also her brother, Masozi. She finds herself living on an Afrikaner's farm, with a Christian family, who in their faith, have lost their way in this great belief of the Apartheid. Beyond all color boundaries, Chioma finds herself having feelings for Andrew, the son of this family. Chioma finds herself again watching death, and running for her life. She finds shelter in the camp of those fighting for the cause, but is their fight any more right than the other side? There is no winner on either side, only tragedy and suffering in loss. Chioma finds herself with great decisions before her, and in the deepest part of her soul she hears God calling to her. He reaches her through missionaries and we see her light up as she finally finds peace in all this suffering. Throughout this book the gospel is told in such beautiful ways. As our Savior died for us, we see there is no greater love than His. We see that in a greater love we too must be willing to give our lives for a friend. This is a book that was richly written, molded in passion, and touches the reader as though you are right there with these characters you will never forget.
This book was a gift from Kathi Macias for its review.
You can continue this story in "More Than Conquerors".
http://www.kathimacias.com/
Kathi Macias is a multi-award winning writer who has authored nearly 30 books and ghostwritten several others. A former newspaper columnist and string reporter, Kathi has taught creative and business writing in various venues and has been a guest on many radio and television programs. Kathi is a popular speaker at churches, women’s clubs and retreats, and writers’ conferences, and recently won the prestigious 2008 member of the year award from AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) at the annual Golden Scrolls award banquet. Kathi “Easy Writer” Macias lives in Homeland, CA, with her husband, Al, where the two of them spend their free time riding their Harley.
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