Surviving The Hard Times
Destiny Of Heart by Catherine Ulrich Brakefield is a marvellous historical Christian tale that takes the reader through 1920’s America and into the Depression, up to the promise of better times under Roosevelt.
It is an epic tale about love, loss and redemption in Jesus. With the Depression, we see the church in action. The church is not a building, it is the people who “had shown the way to Jesus through their actions.”
Life was hard following WWI. The people had a tough spirit to survive. Diseases took lives as faith was questioned “Why, Lord? Why didn’t You heal my husband? She never felt so alone.” In times of loss we may have questions that seem to go unanswered. The enemy will whisper that due to our lack of faith, our loved one died. This is a lie, we need to defeat it by standing on the Word of Jesus and believing what God says.
There is a difference between knowing about God and knowing God. “ ‘Do you know Jesus?’… ‘You need not worry about me, a faithful church member for over thirty years.’ “ Going to church will not make us a Christian. It is having a heart that knows Jesus and a life that is transformed. Head knowledge is not enough, we need a heart that beats in tune with His.
In the hard times we may ask “Where is Jesus?… It’s as if God has turned His back on us.” God will never leave us. He has promised to always walk alongside us.
Destiny Of Heart is packed full of godly wisdom and lessons for us to learn. There are strong female characters with huge hearts for God.
I loved this book. It was a great read.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.