Come, Follow Me
The Love Letter by Rachel Hauck is the most delightful Christian contemporary and historical novel that enthrals from the start. This is a book that is just crying out to be read. You do not want to miss it.
The reader is in for a real treat as the action alternates between 1780 and present day. There are pairs of star crossed lovers who fight their own personal battles against the backdrop of the War For Independence. We are all in a spiritual battle as the devil fights to distract us from God. However “Love had already won.” God fights for us even when we do not know Him. God desires us. “God was pursuing her. Her choices led her straight to Him.” This is the love story over us all – that God pursues us. He desires a relationship with you and with me.
War is hard. Everyone loses. You can choose to fight with integrity. “Fight in the time of war as the man you want to be in the time of peace.” At the end of the war, we must choose to forgive the wrongs or be forever bound. “Loyalist or rebel, you must forgive.”
The past collides with the present to affect the future. Sometimes we are constrained by the past. “Just when I think I’m free from the past, it rises… to mock me.” When the past becomes a burden, we need to release it to Jesus.
Bitterness and anger can shackle us. Jesus longs for us to know Him and to live in freedom. He calls us to get rid of all bitterness and anger and to come and follow Him and live a life of love. “She chose to love well. Even when it hurt.” It is a call to each and every one of us.
Rachel Hauck has drawn wonderful characters. The struggles faced in 1780 are the same struggles we face today. The world has moved on but our need for a Saviour is the same yesterday, today and forever. And so we cry out “Death, you cannot have me!”
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.