It Is Well With My Soul
Roll Back The Clouds by Terri Wangard is a marvellous Christian historical epic surrounding the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915 off the coast of Ireland. Terri Wangard has taken the facts and woven a powerful tale around them.
The hand of God is visible throughout the novel, even though at times, His presence is questioned. “Where was God?… God was right there with the passengers and crew.” God never leaves us. If we do not feel Him, the fault is ours. “You’re never alone. God hears you before you call.” God knows the desires of our hearts and our prayers.
The novel shows the importance of church. We need to find a church that functions as Jesus intended. A church where relationships are built vertically (with God) and horizontally (with each other). The church was never meant to be a social club but a place where we get to discover the heart of God, and to care for each other.
Following the sinking, we see the effects on the characters in the form of nightmares and PTSD, as people are haunted by events experienced.Continue reading