The Way Back Home
Forgiven Again by Gina Holder is a powerful contemporary Christian suspense. It is the second book in the Shadows Over Whitman series. I recommend reading book one No Greater Love first.
The novel is a story of redemption and finding your way back to God. Sometimes in life we journey away from God and can find ourselves in the wilderness of life. “If she called out to God for help, would he hear her this time?” Yes. Absolutely. God hears our every cry. It is us who doubt that He hears us. “Don’t bother. God’s not going to hear you.”
In our ‘lostness’ we may become bitter. We need good people around us who will point us back to God.
Names are important. “Annie had believed God cared, but Kathleen knew better. “ A name change signifies a character change – in this case the character associates her name Annie with weakness and Kathleen with strength. God does some of His best work when we admit our weakness for then we lean on His strength.
The novel has the theme of forgiveness running throughout. “Receiving God’s forgiveness was the easy part. Forgiving myself – that was hard.” We must forgive ourselves or be guilty of hubris. When we receive forgiveness we can live in freedom. None of us deserve forgiveness but because of God’s free gift of grace we are forgiven. It cost us nothing. It cost Jesus everything.
Within the novel crimes are being committed as someone wishes harm. The reader is fed clues and titbits, see if you can work out the perpetrator.
I am loving this Shadows Over Whitman series. The characters are wonderfully and realistically drawn with flaws that make them human and appealing.
Gina Holder writes stories that entertain, filling your heart and soul with hope and the love of God.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.