There’s Always Hope
Because Of You shows how hard it is to be a military wife, especially when one’s husband is posted overseas. “The sacrifice that is made is never just the soldier. but their families as well.” There is also the presence of hope – hope in God and hope in ones loved ones.
God is a God of new beginnings. We need to trust that He is good. “Even when things seemed impossible, God was good.” God is good all the time no matter what is happening in our lives. “God doesn’t change based on our circumstances.” God always has plans for our lives. Do we trust Him enough to follow His plan and in His timing?
Reaching out to others is another theme. We need to be the eyes and ears, hands and feet of Jesus in a hurting world.
The novel also has the topic of grief. “I knew no matter what you tried to do, the pain just wouldn’t go away.” Grief digs deep. Sometimes people turn to God. Sometimes people turn to other things such as alcohol. Nothing will numb the pain but God can help us through it.
There is the theme of family. Families pull together and support each other.
The novel is written in both the first and third person, as action moves between Spokane and Afghanistan. It was a clever literary device that worked well.
I really enjoyed Because Of You. I was so engrossed in the action that I literally gasped out loud at a crucial moment in the story!
A fabulous read.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.