He Leaves The Ninety Nine
A Reason To Trust by T.K. Chapin is a contemporary Christian novel that explores love and loss, faith and forgiveness, restoration and new beginnings.
Once again T.K. Chapin has written a marvellous novel that reveals the heart of God. “I deserved Hell but You gave me life.” God does not give us what we deserve because of Jesus. He loves us with an everlasting love. God longs for us all to walk with Him. When we wander off, He leaves the ninety nine to relentlessly pursue us. “You [a character] might have left me, but I learned that God stayed.” Even when others or ourselves walk away, like the father in the prodigal son, God watches and waits before running towards us when u-turn towards Him.
Loss hurts. Loss plus guilt weighs heavy. “He thought he’d had more time.” We are not guaranteed tomorrow so must not let the sun go down on our anger.
As Christians we have the hope of Heaven but we still grieve. Death hurts but “Christians don’t grieve like the world but like people with hope.” Our goodbyes are really ‘see you laters”
The novel explores what true treasure is. It is God and people. No amount of money will ever be greater than the love that others have for us.
We all have that God-shaped hole that only He can fill. We chase after all sorts of worldly things when we really need to be still and be caught by God.
T.K. Chapin has written another perfect story revealing the heart of God. This book is full of scripture that has the power to draw you closer to God.
I want to leave you with my favourite and powerful quote on loss:
“God doesn’t take them away… They were only on loan to us.”
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
This is due out on 8th April 2019 but can be pre-ordered now.