Blooming And Growing
Season Of Hope by Sara Jane Jacobs is a beautiful Christian story about loyalty, friendship and growing up. I was enthralled with it and could not put it down.
The opening really draws the reader in with its hint of threat and menace. The novel then moves to sometime in the past and the reader feels a build up of tension as we wonder, when will the opening scene be repeated?
God is a God who answers prayer, no matter how young or old we are. “A seed of friendship was planted, God not only answered the prayers of a little girl but He answered the prayers of a little boy too.” He doesn’t always answer as we want Him too but He gives us something far greater.
A Legacy Worth Protecting
Guide Me Home by Kim Vogel Sawyer is a delightful Christian historical romance. Fact meets fiction as Kim Vogel Sawyer weaves the real Mammoth Caves into the tale.
The story has warm and welcoming characters with huge hearts. They have little in the form of material wealth but are rich in their knowledge of God.
There is a difference between knowing God and knowing about God. Having a relationship with God means trusting Him in the good and the bad times. In our weakness, we can lean on Him. “They’re strong… because they know who gives strength to the weak.”
Freedom by Joy Ohagwu is a contemporary Christian suspense. It is the seventh book in the New Rulebook series but can be read as a stand-alone.
Freedom continues the story of the Towers as Robert is fighting a presidential campaign. God is very much at the centre of the novel. In Him we are new creations, no matter what our past. God has redeemed us and if we recognise His calling on our lives, we will be much richer.
The past has the power to affect our future. Joy Ohagwu shows how we need to rob the past of its power by submitting our lives to God. “I won’t clutch the rags of my past when a glorious future awaits at His feet.” We need to trust God and follow His plan for our lives. We need to be “trusting God in chaos.”
Little Bunny’s Own Storybook by Margaret Welwood and illustrated by Nataly Vits is designed for children aged three to eight. It is absolutely delightful with a simple story that both captures and awakens a child’s imagination. The pictures will appeal to all children great and small… as Little Bunny and his family are just wonderfully drawn. He is similar to Peter Rabbit with his blue coat, but cuter. Some of the characters are reminiscent of Disney’s but sweeter and more appealing.
The book is great on two levels… It can be read aloud with the child following or it is perfect for the early reader to read themselves. The beautiful pictures and the simple rhymes mean the book flows effortlessly.