Reclaiming Charity by Marion Ueckermann is a marvellous
contemporary Christian novel. It is part of The Potter’s House series but can
be read as a stand-alone.
Marion Ueckermann writes about relevant issues
with realistic characters. Some face their own demons. All are likable.
The past has a way of intruding on the present
if we let it. Within a relationship there should be nothing hidden. We need to
know what motivates and drives behaviour.
Within the novel there is a marriage in
trouble. Marion Ueckermann pulls no punches. She shows the ups and downs of a
relationship which has very high highs and very low lows. The fall out reaches
a teenage daughter who at times seems wiser than her parents. The reader feels
her pain as she would hate to have to choose between them.
New Every Morning
Remember Me by Marion Ueckermann is a
delightful Christian romance that will warm your heart. It is the first book in
the Chapel Cove Romance series and I cannot wait for the subsequent books.
There are always opportunities to return to
God, no matter how far we have wandered. “Was it possible for her to find her
way back to Him?” There are themes of the prodigals returning, second chances
and new beginnings. When we return home, both physically and spiritually, there
is much rejoicing.
God never wanders from us. “She’d lost touch
with the Almighty.” Sometimes in the good times, we lose sight of God. We are
so ‘me’ focused that we forget that all
our blessings come from Him.
Broken Houses, Broken Lives
Ginger And Brad’s House by Marion Ueckermann is a most delightful
and heart-warming Christian romance that will leave you smiling.
The story is about second chances
and new beginnings. “God had
turned his bad mistake… into something beautiful.” God can take our messed up
lives and transform them if we would just trust Him. “Surrendering himself
fully to God.” We need to trust ourselves and others too.
Withdrawing from life is not a good option. Far
from protecting us, it isolates us and if we are not careful, it will make us
We all make mistakes and need forgivenesss. If
we withhold it, we will be guilty of hubris and our burden may become heavier.
We must forgive because we have been forgiven.
Within the novel there is a gingerbread house
building competition. This is a motif for our lives. We need to give God all the pieces of our broken lives and
watch Him rebuild and restore.
Follow The Cross
Recovering Hope by Marion Ueckermann is such a powerful Christian contemporary read that will shoot your emotions to pieces. It is part of the Potter’s House series and book two in the Shaped By Love series but can be read as a stand-alone.
Marion Ueckermann always writes tales about real issues that affect us all. Recovering Hope is no exception. Marion Ueckermann deals with the difficult topics of stillbirth, depression and suicidal tendencies. These themes are all sensitively but realistically presented. Depression can strike at any time. Sometimes there is a trigger but it may also be due to a chemical imbalance. I am sure we all know someone who has suffered from depression or maybe we have. The important thing is to get help, talk and take the medicine. Do not suffer in silence.