Test Of Faith: Surviving My Daughter’s Life Sentence by Bonnie S Hirst is the true story of the remarkable faith of a mother whose daughter is serving a life sentence. This book is truly inspiring. At times there are naturally wobbles in the author’s faith but she clings to the hope that God is good. Circumstances may be awful but God is still good.
There are times when Bonnie Hirst asks “Where are You, God?” Sometimes it feels like God is absent but God never leaves us. He sends people alongside us at just the right time to support us.
Prayer is important. When our prayers are seemingly unanswered, it is normal to wonder “Did I not pray correctly?” Prayer is not a magic formula nor a lamp to be rubbed. Prayer is always answered in God’s way and in His timing. Prayer should come from the heart. It may be as simple as “Dear Lord be with us.”
There were times when Bonnie Hirst felt her prayers fell on deaf ears. She had to trust that God’s plans were far greater than hers, that there would be a purpose in her pain.
Test Of Faith shows the remarkable resilience of Bonnie Hirst and her family. She grows stronger as she trusts God more. Her daughter Lacey is amazing too, as she accepts her fate as part of God’s wider plan.
Test Of Faith is an inspiring book. You never know just how strong people are until they really do face circumstances where all they can do is rely on and trust God.
This book is well written and easy to read. Thank you Bonnie Hirst for sharing the story and remarkable faith of your family.
I will leave you with a quote that I found incredibly powerful:
“Nature is God’s canvas of love… it was as if God was reassuring me that He was still here.”
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
A word of caution: this book does contain language that some readers may not like nor expect to find in a Christian testimony.