The Car Whisperer
Long Way Home by Brenda Anderson is a delightful contemporary Christian novel about real sacrificial love. It is the fourth book in the Potter’s House series – a collection of books by different authors united by themes.
Real love is in 1 Corinthians: 13. Outside of Jesus, few of us know this real love. We are to model this love to others as Jesus shows His love to us.
Who needs love? Everyone. “The wealthy need to be loved and accepted too.” Sometimes people with wealth believe that they already have everything that money can buy. The love of Jesus is free but if we do not receive that love, we will be eternally poor. It reminds me of a quote from my pastor Leon Evans who said “some people are so poor, all they have is money.”
The novel is about parenting. Bad parenting damages us. God is the perfect parent and He can be trusted.
Fear blights our lives. Perfect love casts out fear. “With God by her side, she could face that fear.” We long to hear Jesus say “There’s nothing to be afraid of. I’ve got this.”
Sins of the parents may be passed down to the children but the cycle can be broken. There are two victims portrayed in the childhood bullying. “People… abandon me. They call me stupid. Worthless.” The reader’s heart breaks for them both.
Words can wound. “His mother was right. He was defective.” The words remain long after they were uttered. We feel alone. Abandoned but God is always with us. “God’s crying for you too.”
God can give us new beginnings. It is never too late to have a fresh start because of grace. Grace asks us to lay down our old lives and receive the freely given grace. “Unforgiveness had been the real enemy.” Unforgiveness imprisons us. Grace sets us free.
How I adore Brenda Anderson’s writings – fabulous tales grounded in God’s love. Have a real treat and read Long Way Home today. Let Brenda Anderson’s words pierce and sink into your heart and soul.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.