Love’s Mending Embrace by Jenna Brandt

Never Alone

Love’s Mending Embrace by Jenna Brandt is a Christian historical novella and part of the First Street Church series. I enjoyed it.

The action is set in 1918 on the home front in America and in the prisons in Germany. Life is hard for the soldiers and for those left behind. Jenna Brandt shows how war changes people forever. Their bodies return home but their minds are still on the battlefield. Today we recognise this as PTSD but in 1918 people only saw damaged minds that only God could heal through prayer.

The novel is very reminiscent of Brother Yun’s ordeal in The Heavenly Man. Jenna Brandt reminds the reader that angels and miracles still exist today.

In uncertain times, people need to keep sight of God who is unchanging. “The only thing capable of combating the darkness was his faith.” War will either draw people closer to God or away from Him. “He must never let go of his faith.” In the dark we must hold on to the light of God.

A quick but entertaining read showing the loves and losses, highs and lows in times of war.

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own

JULIA WILSON

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