A Preview… Full review coming on release day 5th Feb.
Home Another Way by Brenda Anderson is a delightful contemporary Christian romance. It is the eighteenth book in the Potter’s House series but can be read as a stand-alone.
Once again Brenda Anderson has created a story
that consumes the reader. There are godly lessons to be learnt as we examine
I adore all Brenda Anderson’s novels. She
creates warm and welcoming characters who have realistic flaws and are just
waiting to be re-shaped in the hands of the Master potter. Just perfect.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
Mighty To Save
The Healing Season by Shannyn Caldwell is a powerful
book about God who heals our brokenness.
Shannyn Caldwell lost both her parents in a
tornado when she was twenty nine. The loss tore her apart. This is her journey
towards healing. “I didn’t know what to do. I don’t know how to live. I’m so
lost.” The good news is that in our lostness, Jesus will search for us. He will
leave the ninety nine to look for the one. Shannyn Caldwell was immersed in her
pain. Life stopped. “I didn’t want to let the world turn without them and yet,
I couldn’t stop it.” Only her daughter kept her going. She did not know God but
God knew Shannyn Caldwell and He had a plan for her life.
The Healing Season is a story of brokenness made
whole. “How my grief was healed because Jesus loved me.” It is also God’s story
of meeting hurting people and healing them. God sends people across our paths
to help lead us to Him.
This book has some very raw pain. The reader’s
emotions are shot to pieces. The glory of God shines through the pain. “He was
the God of all hope, not some, not
sometimes… all hope.”
An Audience Of One
More Of God by R.T. Kendall is a very powerful book that is
designed to help us draw closer to God. “We can have as much of God as we want” said A.W. Tozer. How much of God
do you want?
R.T. Kendall asks us if we want to know God or
to know about God. There is a huge difference. The difference between heart and
Do we want to know God to take delight in Him?
Or do we want to know God because we want something from Him? These are good
questions that force us to stop and take stock of our motivation for knowing
Drawing closer to God involves knowing Him
intimately. How do we do this? By reading His Word. By spending time with Him.
By praying and listening to Him when He speaks. We will never get to know God
intimately if we never stop talking. We must listen for His answers.
“This life is not all there is.” So where do we
want to spend eternity?
Crossing Your Jordan
Kiss You Now by Jan Thompson is the most
heart-warming contemporary Christian novel that reveals the heart of God to the
reader. It is the seventh book in the Savannah Sweethearts but can be read as a
The novel shows that no one is too old to be
used by God. There is no retirement for the Christian. While we still have
breath, there is work to be done for Jesus – a hurting world needs to know Him.
The main characters were wonderfully drawn and
a mixture of mature, new and lapsed Christians. Pastor Hiram at a hundred and
three years old was inspirational in his faith. “He [God] will sort out the
junk from the jewels” – a real gem. Pastor Hiram lives, continually doing
Kingdom business. “Do God’s will God’s way.” He lives with one eye on eternity,
looking forward to seeing Jesus.
Within the novel two lead characters are both
recovering from past events that are strangling the life out of them. “Do not
let your past paralyze you from God’s purpose.” If we live in the past, we will
miss out on all that God has for us in the present and the future. With God’s
help we can move from our fears. We may need to keep giving our fears to God
until we ‘feel’ His peace.