When Mountains Sing by Stacy Monson

Hiker Girl On A Journey

When Mountains Sing by Stacy Monson is a most delightful contemporary Christian novel and part of the Mosaic Collection.

The novel is a journey of discovery to find out not just who we are but whose we are. We all want to know our roots but they are not nearly as important as knowing to whom we belong. We are a child of God whether we realise it or not. “You were never an oops in His eyes… Your true DNA is found in Him.” No matter what the truth about our conception, each one of us was planned by God. We are “exactly who God meant you [us] to be.”

Within the novel there is the theme of family. “Blood isn’t the only thing that makes a family.” Family is the people who love us and look after us. We are also adopted into God’s family. No matter what our past looks like, we can all have a glorious ending with God.

God is the God of second chances. God sees us not just as we are but as we can become.

Faith is important. We witness characters coming to faith. Faith is not just a declaration that we make, we are called to live out our faith and point others to Jesus. “He just lived his faith in a way that helped me see who God was.”

Within the tale there is a journey and a search. It is a search for a person. Everything is put aside and the search becomes of utmost importance. This can be seen as a motif for God searching for each one of us – He puts everything aside as He relentlessly pursues us.

Stacy Monson has created a wonderful warm atmosphere. The characters were delightfully drawn and the reader feels welcomed in and included.

Life is not always smooth but God is always faithful. Sometimes life’s events point us to Jesus as there really is nowhere else to go. Life always presents us with choices. Our best choice is always to choose Jesus.

I adored When Mountains Sing. It was a fabulous novel that revealed the heart of God. It left me smiling and feeling good. This was my first book by Stacy Monson but I shall certainly be hunting out more by her.

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.

JULIA WILSON

Stacy Monson is the award-winning author of The Chain of Lakes series, including Shattered Image, Dance of Grace, and The Color of Truth, and also Open Circle. Her stories reveal an extraordinary Godat work in ordinary life. She’s an active member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the MN Christian Writers Guild (MCWG). Residing in the Twin Cities, she is the wife of a juggling, unicycling recently-retired physical education teacher, mom to two amazing kids and two wonderful in-law kids, and a very proud grandma of 4 (and counting) grands.

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