The True Source Of Hope
Never Forget by Jody Hedlund is a wonderful historical Christian romance. It is the fifth and final book in the Beacons Of Hope series but can be read as a stand-alone. I really loved it.
There are many themes within the novel including that of new beginnings. Everyone can have a fresh start with God. Our past does not have to dictate our future. We can have a new beginning with God as He cleanses us.
Tied in to the new beginnings theme is that of guilt and forgiveness. However we have previously lived, we know that we have been forgiven by God. We do not need to feel any guilt and we need to learn to forgive not only ourselves but others.
Newton And Polly by Jody Hedlund is a historical Christian romance. In the novel fact meets fiction as Jody Hedlund weaves her story. There are all elements within the novel to make for a compulsive read – a love story, high seas adventures and moral dilemmas. The reader is educated as well. I knew little about John Newton as I began to read but knew so much more at the end.
At the heart of the novel is God. Characters without God have no peace and they mistakenly believe they don’t need Him. “I’m not a man who needs a mythical Being’s help.” We all need God whether we acknowledge this need or not.