The God Of Restoration
Unchained: Clint’s Gift Of Desperation by Kimberly Morrison is a powerful contemporary Christian story. It is part of the Created With Purpose series but can be read as a stand-alone. I however enjoyed catching up with familiar faces. Having read the series from the start, it is wonderful to chart the growth and development of characters.
In this book there is a central theme of forgiveness. Forgiveness is needed for us to give and to receive. Forgiving others frees us from a life of bitterness. Sometimes it is the face in the mirror that we need to forgive. We can often be hardest on ourselves. We need to give ourselves the grace and love we would extend to others.
Guilt often goes hand in hand with forgiveness. Sometimes we feel guilty about a past event. If we focus on our guilt, we block the path to forgiving ourselves.
There is the major theme of being imprisoned. Sometimes it is physical walls, other times the walls are mental ones. We see that God longs for us to live a life of freedom in our hearts and minds. “ ‘Happiness is a choice. It’s found in here.’ [He] placed both hands over his Heart. ‘And it has nothing to do with being in here.’ [prison]” We may not always be able to choose where we are in life but we can always be free to choose our responses to our situations.
We see the devastating effect on lives of alcohol and drug abuse. Help is needed to recover. We must not be afraid to extend a hand to help others to rise up.
God is the God of restoration and second chances. He longs for us to come to Him and let Him minister to us. He wants to give us a hope and a future.
I have read all Kimberly Morrison’s novels and I have to say that I think Unchained is her best yet (and they are all great). Kimberly Morrison writes about relevant situations and lives that need a touch from God. Her characters are realistically flawed and easy to identify with in their need for the heart of God to transform their lives.
All of Kimberly Morrison’s stories are powerful. Grab yourself a copy of Unchained today.
I received a free copy from the author. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.