Simple But Powerful
Will God Still Find Me? By Vikki Walton is a delightful picture book based on Romans 8:39 “neither height
nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from
the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
The book has simple rhymes backed up with
repetition. Its message is simple and clear, providing a perfect starting point
for a discussion about God’s love.
Can’t Help Falling In
Love by Jae
Blessing is a sweet Christian short story that will warm your heart and leave
you smiling. It is the first tale in The Jubilee Series.
The town of Jubilee is built on the desires of
the people to be faithful to and to honour God. The town can be seen as a motif
for our lives. We need to keep our eyes fixed on God and listen to His
The characters are wholesome. There are some delightful
verbal volleys between the two main characters. Match making comes from an
The Edge Of Mercy by Heidi Chiavaroli is a marvellous
historical and contemporary Christian novel that focuses on life, love and new
God is at the heart of the novel, working in
the background, longing for us to return to Him. “God didn’t show up at church…
if He had I missed Him.” God is with us everywhere we go. If we cannot ‘see’ or
‘feel’ Him, maybe our eyes and heart are not really looking. When we truly seek
Him with all our heart, He will be found.
The novel explores the foundations of our
lives. If our lives are built on anything but Jesus, we are on shaky ground. “If
Jesus was supposed to save me, why did I feel like I constantly had to save
myself?” We all have a God shaped hole that only He can fill, whether we
realise it or not. If we continually chase after material things, we will be
neglecting our spiritual life.
Life Is Messy And Beautiful
We Were Beautiful by Heather Hepler is a contemporary
novel about love and loss and friendship. It is a story that goes to the edge
of the abyss and survives. It was so beautifully written and has ignited and
warmed my soul.
Loss is a defining moment. “Death created a
black hole that sucked everything into it. Love was one of those things that
got lost.” People deal with loss differently – they run and hide, they back
off, they try to be invisible. “I hope someday, you let someone in.” All these
traits are seen in the novel.
We all have scars. “Deep down, everyone has
something ugly or dark or painful.” Some are visible, others not. We think we
deserve to keep our scars on show to remind us of what we will never forget.
A group of friends seek life. They champion the
different and the underdog. They help to awaken others and watch them blossom.
The friendship group warms hearts and leaves the reader smiling.