Fear Doesn’t Stand A Chance When I Stand In Your Love
Never Give Up: Waging
War With Cancer by
Craig Davis – wow what a powerful testimony of a family battling cancer. Craig
Davis shows tremendous faith and courage as he puts his life into the hands of
God. Craig Davis’ battle built trust and faith in God. As you read this book,
may your trust and faith in God grow.
Miracles still happen. “Miracles… force us into
a decision.” We either choose to believe or we don’t but either way, our choice
does not negate the miracle.
Craig Davis realises with hindsight, that even
when he was not walking with God, God was still preparing the groundwork for
later in his life. “God was at work and we did not even realise it.” God will
relentlessly pursue us until we make a decision for Him. “I was running from
the life Jesus wanted me to live. But God kept after me.” God never gives up on
The Surrogate by Louise Jenson is a contemporary
psychological thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat as your
heart races to the conclusion – definitely a ‘wow, wow, wow’ moment. I really
did not spot the ending coming.
As I read The
Surrogate I prided myself that I ‘knew’ exactly what was happening – how wrong
was I?! Louise Jenson cleverly drew me in before releasing me down a dead end
road. She is a very talented author and I have the utmost respect for her
ability to weave a tale.
The action alternates between ‘now’ and ‘then’
from differing points of view. It is all very cleverly done.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng is a contemporary novel about
life, families, truth and lies.
The novel was a consuming read. I
found it a slow burn at first but very quickly it became a ‘wow’ read.
Families are complicated affairs, especially
where teenagers are concerned. The reader witnesses sibling rivalry, the
pushing of boundaries, first love and the implications that follow.
People are hiding secrets. Some secrets will
break them if they come out but the burden of carrying them is heavy.
How much can money buy? Some characters seem to
think that money talks and they can buy anything – but money cannot buy you a
loving relationship. The richest person in the novel has very little money but
a heart full of love for her daughter and the vulnerable and the hurting.
Pressing Into God
The Veil by Blake K Healy is a powerful Christian book about living
within the spiritual realm. There is the personal testimony of the author as
well as a narrative showing how to receive this spiritual gift from God.
It is important to know who you are in God and what He says about you and over
you. We need to press into our relationship with God. “Knowing who you are in
Christ determines how you think.” We need to focus our minds on God. “Make your
relationship with God the core of your identity.” Let His word be the fragrance
in our lives. “When you’re a child of God, you change everything you touch.”
There are things that may keep us from hearing
God, such as fear and unforgiveness. The enemy wants to keep us from God but he
has no power over us. “Demons have no authority over you unless you give it to
them.” Our identity is in Jesus and what He says about us.