A Song To Sing
I had heard a lot of good things about Susan May Warren and she certainly did not disappoint. I cannot wait to read more by her.
The main theme is that of fathers. There are all sorts of different types of fathers. A father’s love is a precious thing. It is a gift from God. The bond that the reader witnesses unfolding in the novel is truly beautiful. It encompasses caring, sacrifice and overwhelming love. The novel also shows we are never too old to not need our father’s love.
God the Father loves us with an everlasting love. We see this love at work in the novel. Sometimes we disqualify ourselves from God’s love. “Let’s not let our past determine whether God loves us or not.” God loves each and every one of us because He wants to not because of anything we did or didn’t do.
There is the theme of faith and trust in God. Faith to trust God is a decision we make. Trusting Him and letting Him have control of our lives may seem scary but it is the best decision we will ever make. “Don’t be afraid of letting go and walking into all God has for you.” Life can be hard at times, all we can do is pray and trust God. “Although we can’t see the road ahead, we can see God.”
Being lost and found permeates the novel. We may be spiritually lost of actually lost. The novel focuses on both. “We’re not lost – we just can’t see the path. But God can.”
Sometimes we feel abandoned by God. “It would be a lot easier if God was actually on my side.” God is always on our side, even if we cannot feel Him.
There is the theme of dreams. Dreams may change over the years. It is always good to have a dream to follow. Dreams can easily become nightmares. War veteran Kacey suffers from PTSD which disturbs her sleep. “She couldn’t let the war follow her home.” She needs help and love to recover.
The themes of forgiveness, guilt and hope are all present in the novel. Guilt may separate us from God but it is a wall that we build ourselves. God wants us to bring our guilt to Him and He will forgive and give us a hope for the future. Likewise we need to forgive ourselves and others and not live life with one foot in the past.
The characters in the novel were all realistically and sensitively drawn. They faced problems that were easy to empathise with. They were neither distant nor remote and took up residence in my heart. I am really looking forward to book two Rescue Me that is released in spring 2017.
A fabulous story with God at the centre.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.