Where The Sky Meets The Sand by Chris Loehmer Kincaid is a wonderful and uplifting Christian historical novel set in the 1990’s.
The novel alternates between America and Kenya. With vivid descriptions, the African landscape comes to life for the reader. It is “a country of contrasts.” The poor are very poor but contented with what little they have. Their priorities are family. They know what really matters.
The story follows a couple from America who fall in love with the ‘real’ Kenya and its people. Their story interconnects with the story of two missionaries aiming to share Jesus to all.
God’s plans are the best plans. Sometimes we see His hand leading us. At other times we have to trust Him in the dark. “Where was her faith?… her… conviction that God would take care of everything.” God wants our love and our obedience. As we obey Him, so we draw closer to His heart.
The God of the Bible spoke through dreams. He still speaks through dreams today. God is the same yesterday, today and forever.
Part of the novel reminded me of the Old Testament story where God speaks in an audible way but is not recognised at first.
The novel is about forgiveness and grace. “God will never forgive me.” We all receive forgiveness that we don’t deserve and didn’t earn, because of the free gift of grace. It cost us nothing but cost Jesus everything as He went to the cross for all our sins.
The reader witnesses characters fall in love with the real Africa and its people. At the same time, catching some of the magic and mystery ourselves.
Where The Sky Meets The Sand is a beautifully written novel from the heart that reveals the heart of God – a heart that loves people and wants a relationship with us all.
A wonderful, warm novel that spoke to my heart.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.