Troubled Waters by Susan May Warren is a wonderful Christian contemporary romantic adventure. It is the fourth book in the Montana Rescue series but can be read as a stand-alone. For maximum enjoyment I would recommend reading the other books in the series.
This book is about choice. We all face choices but the biggest one is whether to choose Jesus. “There comes a time… when he either has to get right with Jesus and ask for help, or go it alone.” Doing life alone is no fun and not what God intended. There is always a choice to “choose faith or fear.” When we have faith, we have nothing to fear.
Sometimes we feel we are not ‘good enough’ for God but we have forgotten about grace that covers us all. “Your worth to God has nothing to do with your action. He loves you because He wants to.”
God is the God of restoration and second chances. A house restored in the novel can be seen as a motif for our lives. God longs to restore us and bring us back to Him.
A house demolished by fire is another motif. Fire can be purifying. God can cleanse, mould and rebuild our shattered lives.
Jesus was God’s rescue plan for planet earth. He will not give up until He has found each one of us and brought us home. Likewise in the novel, PEAK rescue team will not stop searching. No one is left behind. They and God “rescue the lost.”
We think by running from our pain and filling our lives that we can escape from our memories. “I just… kept running.” We must confront and deal with our past before we can move into our future.
God answers prayer even when He hasn’t heard from us in a long time. God bends His ear and delights in us. Sometimes we have no words to pray but God knows the desires and groanings of our heart. When we are lost He will find us and bring us home.
Troubled Waters is a marvellous read. I could not put it down. I really cannot wait for book five in this fabulous Montana Rescue series. Many more please Susan May Warren.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.