His Sycamore Sweetheart by Stacey Weeks is an absolutely charming contemporary Christian novel. It is the second book in the Sycamore Hill series but can be read as a stand-alone.
The action takes place around the heart of the community – the church. When the church functions as Jesus intended, it is beautiful to see. However, the church is made up of imperfect people, all in need of a Savior, all in need of forgiveness. “The church should be a safe place where everyone felt welcome, but too often it functioned like a social club.” When we take our eyes off Jesus, our vision becomes distorted.
Stacey Weeks has perfectly shown what happens when a church loses its focus. She has created a flawed but realistic environment that is easy to visualise. It is against this background that characters have got hurt. Unfortunately, gossip has occurred. Gossip is cruel. It needs to be squashed. There is no place for gossip in a healthy church.
The Sycamore Stand Off by Stacey Weeks is a contemporary Christian novel with a strong godly message.
The story surrounds an ancient sycamore which is well-rooted and has withstood all that the elements have thrown it over the years. We can see parallels in our lives. We need to be deeply rooted in God in order to withstand the elements of life. When we know whose we are, we will be able to withstand all that life throws at us.
We all have a past. We need to learn from our pasts as we move into our futures. Our pasts are not meant to drag us down. Our faults and failures need to be given to God who wants us to live in freedom and not burdened down.
Alone we are powerless. Together we are stronger. The tale shows a community that pulls together can defeat those who seek to harm us. Sometimes we erect walls to keep us safe but the reality is that we become isolated. We need to demolish the walls and let others in.
His Eye Is On The Sparrow
Mistletoe Movie Star by Stacey Weeks is a delightful contemporary Christian novella that will warm your heart.
The reader becomes cocooned in the friendly welcome from the town of Mistletoe. It is a town with a social conscience and a heart for the homeless.
There are battles to be overcome. It is important to remember that not every battle we fight is ours. Sometimes we just have to be still and let the Lord fight for us. We must press into Him and trust His guiding.
Follow The music
Mistletoe Melody by Stacey Weeks is such a delightful, tender hearted Christian Christmas tale that warms the reader from the start. We are quickly enveloped in the Christmas traditions and atmosphere that will ignite the festive spirit in us all.
The novel requires tissues as it focuses on multiple sclerosis and childhood strokes. Both are difficult topics but sensitively and lovingly portrayed. “God never promised her fair, He promised Himself.” What a powerful statement. God is faithful in the good and the bad times. There are “two broken women singing tentative praises to the God who gives and takes away.” We are to praise God in the valley and the storms as well as on the mountaintop.