A Helping Hand
Heart Healed by Alexa Verde is a delightful
contemporary Christian romance that will warm your heart and leave you smiling.
It is the tenth book in The Potter’s House series but can be read as a
The book’s focus is hurts and healing. Life deals
us blows that shape and form us. Sometimes the hurts go so deep that we withdraw
from everyone, even God. “Once upon a time he’d been close to God.” God is the
ultimate healer. He longs for us to return to Him, trusting Him to heal our
hurts. “Events proved God still cared about him.”
Life leaves scars that are not always visible. “You’re
so much more than this scar.” Our scars do not define us. They reveal where we’ve
been but not where we are going.
The novel has the traumatic subject of self-harm.
A character believes that cutting takes away the emotional pain. It is a hard
read but Alexa Verde is not afraid to write about gritty issues that affect
some lives today. We, the reader, need to be sensitive to these issues and if
we suspect someone needs help, to give it. If the victim is one of us, we need
to find someone we trust and get help. Victims need our love and support to
help them heal.
Season Of Hope by Alexa Verde is a sweet contemporary Christian romance. It is the third book in the Rios Azules Christmas series but can be read as a stand-alone. I however enjoyed catching up with familiar faces.
Once more Alexa Verde has written a charming tale that amuses, warms and imparts godly wisdom. “Her faith helped her through the worst moments.” Faith is not a crutch but faith sustains us through life. As we build a relationship with God, we know that we will never be alone. Prayer is our hotline to heaven. We can use prayer to thank God as well as to ask for help.
The novel shows how loss consumes us – either by living lives in isolation or by letting the burden of guilt and unforgiveness consume us. Letting the past impact the present is never good. “Sometimes we let our past impact our future way too much.” We need to give our burdens to God and learn to live and trust again.
Searching For A Forever Home
Season Of Joy by Alexa Verde is a wonderful warm contemporary Christian romance. The feelings of love and care just leap from the pages, encompassing the reader.
The novel is about searching – searching to belong, searching for a home, searching for the lost. The reader is reminded that God searches for us with a passion until we come home.
We have all experienced loss. Tied in to loss are feelings of guilt – guilt over what we did or didn’t do. “The feeling of guilt stops us being closer to the Lord.” We need to hand our guilt and burdens to God and receive His forgiveness and love. We need to forgive ourselves.
We all have choices to make. We cannot be responsible for someone else’s choices. We are only responsible for our own.
A Precious Gift
Season Of Miracles by Alexa Verde is a sweet contemporary Christian romance that is perfect for any time of year.
The main theme is that of identity. We need to know who we are in God. Our identity is not to be found in our job or in the eyes of others. Our identity is to be found in being the unique person that God created us to be.
Manipulation of others is always wrong. It is a form of bullying that diminishes a character’s view of themselves. When self worth is rock bottom, we need others to build us up. “Another part of the wall surrounding her heart came down.”
An air of love pervades the story. We always blossom when we are loved. [She] “talks to me and listens to me. She makes me feel important.”