Wow! Wow! Wow! This was an unputdownable for me!! Yes, that is actually a word! This is a beautiful and powerful read. Superb writing!I instantly fell in love with this family. This book shows us that God brings beauty from ash. We often think just because we are Christians we are exempt from all harm, hurt and brokenness, but that just isn't so. In fact, it touches us just as it does everyone else. The difference? We have Christ to lead us. We have Him to hang on to for support and strength, but we often let go and walk away in pain and anger.
We have a front row seat in the journey of this family. I think this is a book that will hit home for many and bring blessings to all. We see how we can get off track and put this world and all it holds before God. Praise the Lord, His grace brings us back.
All the good deeds, all the church going and people pleasing doesn't give us a ticket out of despair. It is a fact. We are going to be touched by heartache and hit with temptations that will sometimes knock us off our feet. We see a family trying to protect one another, but in reality that just need to be honest and share the truths of what is happening in their life.
I simply loved this novel. It is one that reminded me of the importance of just putting God first always and trusting Him through all, no matter the attack.
This is a novel that will remind us to anchor our lives in Christ and trust Him when the boat gets rocky.