The Sycamore Slopes by Stacey Weeks is a most charming contemporary Christian novella. It is the third book in the Sycamore Hill series but can be read as a stand-alone.
Once again a warm welcome awaits the reader as we join the town for some winter activities. All the town enjoys sledging except for one, who appears to be a killjoy.
We have a God who oversees our lives. “Nothing occurred that God hadn’t allowed.” God longs to be part of all our emotions. “You’re angry… but take it to God.” God can deal with all our feelings. He just wants us to communicate and to be real with Him.
It is said ‘preach the gospel at all times. If necessary, use words.’ This is lived out within the book as we see she “required her friends to step up and be the hands and feet of Jesus.” We need to not just tell the world about Jesus but to show them too.
God longs to hear from each and everyone of us. He delights in our prayers. “As if the man had a direct line to God’s ear.” Prayer should be as natural as breathing.
We see fear from the past affecting a life today. We need to let go of fear and give it to God. God wants us to live free and not to be bound by fear.
The Sycamore Slopes was so delightful. My heart feels warmed. I will leave you with my favourite quote:
“Accidents happened. But his God reigned.”
I received a free copy from the author. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.