A Special Gift
The Feast: A Parable Of The Ring by Kathryn E Jones is a beautiful contemporary Christian story. Its major theme is that of commitment to each other and to God. It is the second book to Conquering Your Goliaths but can be read as a stand-alone.
God is a central character in the novel. We need to trust Him especially when life is tough. His silence is never His absence. “She knew He was there even if she couldn’t see Him.” Faith says ‘I believe and I trust even when I cannot see.’
The novel shows the importance of prayer. “Keep praying and allow Me to be a part of your life.” Prayer involves listening as well as speaking. Prayer is allowing God’s will to be done whatever the outcome.
God wants us to be ‘real’ with Him. “She hadn’t prayed because she was too angry to pray.” However He doesn’t want us to stop communicating with Him. God wants us to bring our anger and disappointments and our hopes and dreams to Him.
The novel deals with the difficult topics of infertility and adoption. Life can be hard but we need to trust God.
Within the story commitment to our spouses is a major theme. We married for richer, for poorer and in sickness and in health. We need to honour this commitment and we need to include God in our marriages.
The story shows how our walk with God may become stale as we take Him for granted. As with all relationships, we need to work at it. Do not forget God because He hasn’t forgotten you.
The Feast was a delightful offering. Kathryn Jones writes with great beauty and the words just penetrate my soul. A beautiful story with some real truths of God.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.