Light The Way by Lin Stepp is a most delightful Christian contemporary tale and the first book in The Lighthouse Sisters series. I cannot wait for subsequent books.
The lighthouse plays a central role in the story. It reminds the reader that we are to shine God’s light into a dark world. We also see the pivotal role in rescue of the lighthouse’s light in illuminating those in trouble. Likewise, God looks out for us and will rescue us from our troublesome situations.
We are called to live out our faith. “Your strong faith has a good effect on me.” We can never under estimate the effect our lives may have on someone else.
Family is important. When members of a family have problems, some run towards home, others run away for fear of parental disappointment. This reminds the reader that God longs for each of us to return to Him if we stray or mess up. He doesn’t want fear or embarrassment to keep us from His arms.
When we have problems, and we will, we need to call out to God. “God will help you through any problems if you reach out to Him. “God is the ultimate problem-solver.
We see the need to forgive. “Unforgiveness is an ugly spirit… Hurts go deep and take time to heal.” If we fail to forgive, we are only hurting ourselves. We do not want the seeds of bitterness to take root.
Money will never buy happiness, contentment or love. Money will only buy stuff that fails to satisfy.
There is the theme of domestic abuse, sensitively portrayed.
We also witness the effects of a violent childhood on a life.
All the characters were well drawn, warm and welcoming. The reader ‘feels’ enveloped by their love. Light The Way was a positively charming read.
I received a free copy from the author. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.