Faith In Action
The Kingdom Of The Flowers by Rick Nau is a marvellous Christian tale and just perfect for ages ten and above. It is the fourth book in A Tale Of Hope series but can be read as a stand-alone.
No matter how old you are, you will be blessed by this re-working of the familiar Biblical tale of Joseph. We witness the faithfulness of an ever present God who will never leave us. We also see the strong faith of the main character who never wavers in his belief that God is good even when circumstances are not.
We are urged to pray about everything and to worry about nothing. Prayer is just talking to God. “He often speaks to Him [God] in the same way you’d speak to a friend.” God wants each and every one of us to know that we can boldly approach His throne. If something concerns us then it concerns him also. Nothing is ever too big or too small for God.
We need to be careful of the voices we listen to. “She was awful… She was absolutely unloveable.” These are lies from the enemy but when we are drowning in guilt, we may listen to him. Instead we should listen to the life affirming voice of God who tells us that we are loved and we are His. There is no condemnation in Christ Jesus.
Blending Fact And Fiction
The German Nurse by M.J. Hollows is a heart wrenching historical novel that will compel you to keep reading long into the night.
The novel concerns the Second World War years when Guernsey was occupied by the Nazis. The reader sees the hardships the islanders faced. We witness the bravery and the quiet defiance. We view the small acts of rebellion.
Not every German was a Nazi but every German was caught up in Hitler’s war. Everyone was faced with the choice – to act with compassion or cruelty.
Rooted: The Plight Of Willie The Red Wiggler Worm Farmer by Kimberly Morrison is a sweet contemporary Christian tale about belonging and love.
We all long to belong and to be loved. Sometimes life does not treat us kindly but we must be true to ourselves and to God. We do not want to fight hate with hate. We need to confront hate with love.
Willie, the main character, is kind. His soul is good. There is a calm, serene atmosphere surrounding him. He looks for the goodness in life.
Complex And Thrilling
Ghost by Michael Jack Webb is an exciting contemporary Christian supernatural thriller. It is the first book in The Justice Chronicles series.
Once again Michael Webb has created a complex plotline that draws the reader in from the start. Life is so much more than we can see, feel and hear. There is the supernatural that exists alongside the ordinary. The reader witnesses the struggle between good and evil. Life is a spiritual battle. In order to defeat the darkness, we need to stand on the word of God.
The characters are realistically drawn. They are fully rounded and believable.
Within the novel we witness a search for roots. We all want to know our history.