Everything Behind Us by Jennifer Rodewald

King Over The Flood

Everything Behind Us by Jennifer Rodewald is a powerful Christian contemporary novel that will fill your heart and soul with love. It is part of the Murphy Brothers series but can be read as a stand-alone.

At the heart of the novel is a family and their journey through cancer. It is heart wrenching. There are difficult choices to be made. Both the characters and the reader realise the end result is uncertain but God is always faithful and will walk us through the valleys of life.

The past still hangs heavy. There are regrets and “dark nights of self-loathing.” God does not want us to live under self-imposed burdens. He wants us to live free. “She’d discovered in that pit of despair the true amazement of grace.” God’s grace is a free gift for all. He meets us right where we are and He lifts us up. “God’s forgiveness had met his remorse.”

All the characters are realistic and well drawn. There is a wonderful warm atmosphere into which the reader is welcomed.

God is a Father to the fatherless. Within the novel there is a delightfully drawn young boy in need of a father. The lad’s mannerisms have been perfectly captured as we witness both his great capacity for love and his frustrated temper tantrums. Through it all he is loved unconditionally. This is a picture of us and our relationship with God who loves us through all our emotional responses to life.

I adored Everything Behind Us. It was a powerful testimony to love, care, faith and new beginnings. I love all Jennifer Rodewald’s novels.

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

JULIA WILSON

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