Juliette Duncan is a charming Christian romance. The setting is Australia where
the climate is as warm and welcoming as the action.
The novel revolves around the love of God. To
live and love like Jesus is the motivator for actions. “She’s a woman of faith
who lives her life for God no matter what she’s feeling.” We may be trapped in earthly
bodies that are racked with pain but we can still live for Jesus.
God’s Word is alive. When one becomes a new
Christian it is exciting to study His Word. May we never lose the passion for
hearing the Word of God. As we hear His Word we get to know the Author.
Familiar passages of scripture give fresh insight each time we read them.
Love And Grace
Juliette Duncan is a delightful contemporary Christian romance and the first in
a new series. The story is charming and covered by the love of God.
The main themes are of mission and trafficking.
The novel is mainly set in Australia but moves to Cambodia and Thailand. Here
the effects of trafficking are keenly felt on young girls and boys. People,
called by God, want to make a difference. The reader sees that both time and
money is needed to help change traumatised lives.
The novel is also about dealing with the
effects of loss. When we lose a loved one it may “seem that all of your dreams
died.” We have to learn to live again and we have to learn not to feel guilty
when we smile again. “You are allowed to be happy again.”
The Same Yesterday, Today, Forever
A Time To Rejoice by Juliette Duncan is a powerful
Christian novel that really warmed my heart. The book shows that God is the
same yesterday, today and forever. The miracle working God of the past is still
in the same business today.
Life is not always easy but God is faithful. “I
loved you at your darkest.” When life hits hard, God never abandons us. Though
we may walk away from Him, He awaits our return. “Show me the way back” is the
prayer that God longs to hear. There is much rejoicing when the prodigals
There is the theme of healing – healing of
hearts and minds. As parents we long to see our children walk with God but
until they do we “just have to be patient and keep on praying.”
All In God’s Perfect Timing
A Time To Abide by Juliette Duncan is a heart wrenching
contemporary Christian tale that deals with life and death, love and loss, and
over it all is God who is faithful.
The novel has some powerful
themes of relevant issues – maternal death, premature birth, homosexuality,
adoption – all are sensitively portrayed by Juliette Duncan and covered with
the love of God.
Following a death, we often have
questions. “God where are You
in this?” We may feel guilty. “Blaming herself wouldn’t bring her back.” We
will always wonder if we could have done more.
In the midst of death there is life. Not just a
new life in Heaven but a new baby on earth. Running parallel is the birth of a
new Christian who goes down into the waters of baptism and rises anew.