Reclaiming Charity by Marion Ueckermann is a marvellous
contemporary Christian novel. It is part of The Potter’s House series but can
be read as a stand-alone.
Marion Ueckermann writes about relevant issues
with realistic characters. Some face their own demons. All are likable.
The past has a way of intruding on the present
if we let it. Within a relationship there should be nothing hidden. We need to
know what motivates and drives behaviour.
Within the novel there is a marriage in
trouble. Marion Ueckermann pulls no punches. She shows the ups and downs of a
relationship which has very high highs and very low lows. The fall out reaches
a teenage daughter who at times seems wiser than her parents. The reader feels
her pain as she would hate to have to choose between them.
Writing Your Own Story
One Summer In Paris by Sarah Morgan is a wonderful
contemporary offering about love and life, friendship and discovering yourself.
It is a book about being ‘real’ and not hiding
who you really are. “Being yourself is the one thing every person should excel
at.” Too often we present one face to the world, sometimes burying who we are
in the process. The novel shows that in opening up and being vulnerable we may
just rediscover ourselves. “I love me.
For the first time in months.”
We all need a good friend. A good friend who
will always be there for us. A good friend who sees beyond our stock, ‘I’m fine’
response. One Summer In Paris celebrates
RES-Q Tyler Stop by June McCrary Jacobs is a
delightful tale set in 1968 and aimed at children 8 – 12 years old. I am
considerably older but I enjoyed it.
The novel teaches us valuable life lessons as
we follow the two main characters eleven year old Weston and his nine year old
sister. Together they show compassion and care as they rescue animals. The
reader sees the importance of taking care of all God’s creatures.
We all make choices. Sometimes we fail to heed
advice and bad choices are made. We have to face the consequences of our
All For One And One For All
She Walks In Power by MaryLu Tyndall is a marvelous Christian
historical fantasy adventure. It is the first book in the Protectors Of The
Spear series which promises to be fabulous.
Life is a spiritual battle. There
is so much more than we can see, hear and touch. The powers of God wrestle with
demons. “When the night
horrors come, read this [God’s Word] aloud.” We need to defeat evil with faith
and by standing firm on the Word of God. At His name the demons will flee – fight the enemy by saying
the name of Jesus.
The action is set in the Middle Ages. At this
time the Bible was in Latin and it was believed that a priest was needed to
quote the Word of God. We do not need anyone to stand as a bridge between us
and God because of the sacrifice of Jesus. We can boldly approach God’s throne.
“You don’t need to pray to a dead saint nor pay for your sins.” We need no
third party. We can go straight to the Father because of the Son.