God Loves You. Seek Him
Until Christmas by T.K. Chapin is a delightful Christian festive offering and part of the Potter’s House series. A perfect read for any time of year.
The main theme of the novel is that of trust. “Everything seems a mess, but I am choosing to trust You.” Even when life is falling apart,we can trust that God has a plan for our lives. Whatever is happening, God is in control. “I feel like God is so distant and quiet.” Our feelings are an unreliable gauge God is working for our good, regardless of what we are feeling.
Turning The Can’ts Into Cans
Silent Days, Holy Night by Phyllis Clark Nichols is the most delightful heart-warming Christian tale that will ignite a flame in every heart. It is a tale about “a man whose heart pumps goodness” and a little girl whose heart explodes with care and compassion.
The novel shows that age is no barrier to friendship nor is gender or disability. The lead characters use sign language as one is deaf, and also in a wheelchair but lives life to the full as he quietly makes a difference in the lives of others.
Loss of hearing does not mean that a song cannot be felt. Songs can be enjoyed using other senses.
Do You Hear The People Sing?
The Power Of Music by Michael L Brown is a comprehensive guide exploring in depth, the power of music in the secular and the Christian markets. “The God who gave us words gave us music too.” The psalms were written to be sung along with musical accompaniment. King David loved his music and was even accused of being ‘undignified’ when dancing his praises. Music has the power to move us greatly and overflows into our feet.
Wait And Hope
The Story Of Us by Lana Kortchik is a powerful and heart wrenching historical novel that will have the reader reaching for the tissues.
It is an epic read set in 1941 –1943 surrounding the occupation of Kiev by the Nazis. It was a brutal time as lives were terrorized, starved, beaten and snuffed out. The population fell drastically during that time. The characters are fictional but with Lana Kortchik’s attention to detail, they feel very real. The reader empathises with their loses and hardship but really, in our twenty first century world, we have no idea of what they went through. It was far worst than our imaginings.