A Day Of New Things
God is at the centre of the novel. God waits patiently for each and every one of us. “God saves people one at a time.” He sends people across our paths to help point us to Him.
No one is ever too young or too old to be used by God. “God wants to talk in your ear.” When God speaks, we would do well to listen. There is a yearning in our souls that only God can fill.
The novel is about an awakening. An uneventful life plus a chance encounter changes life forever. It is as if the character just slept through life but can now begin to really live in the twilight years.
Kindness is at the heart of the novel. God is kind. People spread kindness because that is what He wants us to do. “We do it as a calling because we must, not a hobby because we might.”
Likewise people do good deeds. Sometimes they are met with resistance but God tells us to have a servant heart. “Sometimes you just have to do what’s right and hang the consequences.” When we are doing kingdom work, we mustn’t let men stop us.
There is a wonderful community feel to the novel. The church is functioning as God intended it to and it is beautiful to witness. There is an inclusivity. No one is excluded… not the poor, the old, the ill or the marginalised. All are welcome into the lives and houses of the servants of God.
There is the theme of healing. Healing is more than just physical, there is spiritual healing too.
Church is vital. It is where we go to give and receive support from other believers.
Prayer is important too. We can pray anywhere, we do not need to be in a church. God hears and answers prayer but not always in the ways we imagine.
A Christmas Calling is a beautiful novel. I got completely caught up in the action. I laughed. I cried. I ‘lived’ the novel. It is a read not just for the festive season but for any time of year. God’s love and wisdom reaches out from the pages.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.