The novel warns against the dangers of being sucked into Christian cults. Everything seems plausible on the surface but if Jesus and His Word are not at the centre, it is wrong.
There is the love of a father who will do anything to protect and rescue his daughter. This is a motif for God and us. God will always go the extra mile for one of His children. He will leave the ninety nine to look for the one who is lost.
God is a God of restoration. He will restore the years that the locusts have eaten. The lead character restores cars. This can be seen as a motif for God restoring our lives.
The power of prayer is huge. Sometimes all you can do is pray and leave it to God to work out the details.
The novel deals with trust. We need to trust God because He will be faithful. Whom to trust in life is not always so clear cut.
There are themes of guilt and loss. We can all feel guilt over our actions after a loved one has died. We need to let go of this guilt or it will drag us down.
The Lies We Believe was a cracking novel. As the plot became more intricate, I kept trying to guess the outcome but failed.
Another marvellous offering from T.K. Chapin.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.