Broken Together by Brenda S and Sarah S Anderson is a most delightful contemporary Christian novel and part of the Mosaic Collection.
The novel follows a family that are broken apart by a false accusation. We see that when we are broken, we need to rely on God to get us through. When we cannot stand in our own strength, we need to kneel and press into Him.
Prayer is vital. “I give my prayer muscles a workout every day.” Prayer needs to be exercised for it to grow. The longer we spend in prayer, the more intimate we will become with God. “She prayed as if Jesus sat right beside them.”
Sometimes it feels as if God isn’t listening. “God hadn’t listened to those prayers, why would He start listening now?” God is listening but He is waiting too. Sometimes we need to be broken apart before we can be put back together. “You’ve worn yourself thin… It’s time to get on your knees and let God do the fighting for you.” God fights our toughest battles. We just need to fully surrender to Him.
God can use all our situations for good for those who love Him. “Prison may have broken him, but God had pieced him together.” When we are down to nothing, God is up to something.
Walls are no barrier to God. “Prison walls couldn’t keep God away.” There is no pit so deep that God cannot be found sitting beside us. No one is ever too far from God. “ ‘I’m just a screw-up’… ‘Exactly the kind of man God uses for His good.’ “ God does some of His best work with broken vessels.
The Heart Of Christmas is a Mosaic Collection of six stories just perfect for the Christmas season. It is the third Christmas collection and all the stories are unique, delightful, contemporary and by Christian authors.
The stories are warm and welcoming, each uniquely written. They are similar but different as they spread the love of Jesus.
I absolutely loved this collection. I must confess I did have a favourite. See if you do too.
Broken Noel by Brenda Anderson is a charming and heartfelt story about a journey through grief and the true meaning of Christmas.
Christmas Homecoming by Brenda Andersonis the most delightful Christian contemporary short story. It features in the Mosaic Christmas Anthology II, A Star Will Rise. It is also part of the Coming Home series and it was wonderful to meet up with familiar faces.
The story shows the importance of prayer and trusting in God. God is always good even when our circumstances are not. There is power in prayer. We need to be flexible and be prepared to alter our plans to follow God’s plan, which is far better than ours.
Marriage and family are important. The love of a family radiates from the pages of the book.
The Red Journal by Deb Elkink is a powerful epic
tale of families, roots and belonging. It is part of The Mosaic Collection.
The book follows three women who are all
searching for the truth. A young woman is searching for historical facts for
her thesis. The other two are searching for family and fulfilment.
Family is important. We all want to be loved
and to belong. Sometimes our earthly mothers let us down. We feel abandoned.
Others may step in to take their place. There is a beautiful
grandmother-granddaughter relationship. A grandmother’s love is unconditional. “Gram
loved Libby when there was nothing in it for her.” This reminds the reader that
God’s love for us is unconditional. He loves and delights in us because it is
His nature to do so.
Death leaves a chasm in lives. The reader
witnesses the granddaughter trying to cope by resurrecting her memories.
Memories are powerful things. They can unlock a past we did not even realise we