Pressing Into God
Daughters Of Northern Shores by Joanne Bischof is a delightful Christian historical adventure romance. It is the second book in the Blackbird Mountain series but can be read as a stand-alone. For maximum enjoyment, I recommend reading book one first.
I loved my return visit to Blackbird Mountain and meeting up with familiar faces. The characters are all wonderfully and realistically drawn. They have their flaws, imperfections and struggles and these serve to endear themselves to the reader. A lead character is deaf and it is refreshing to see him treated as ‘normal’ and leading a full life.
Life is a journey. It is mirrored on the journey on a ship. There are life’s ups and downs but with the correct navigation we will make it home if we keep our eyes fixed on Jesus.
There is the theme of the Prodigal Son. “God wouldn’t want the likes of him.” Jesus came for everyone. Every sinner can have a fresh start and a future with Jesus – that has got to be good news for us all.
Our past may burden us down. We were meant to live in freedom, not bondage. “The bondage you keep yesself in… It been done paid long ago… by a man on a cross.” Jesus paid for all our sins. We need to receive His forgiveness and forgive ourselves.
The women are the nurturing ones. “Those thin, knobby hands… helped him see that there was hope in the world.” This is a rich picture. It speaks a thousand words.
We are to take a stand against evil. The KKK spreads fear and terror, attacking the innocent. Good men stand up for what is right.
Daughters Of Northern Shores is another cracking offering from Joanne Bischof that entertains whilst imparting godly wisdom and care.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.