This book has to be one of the best touching books I have read in a long time. It screamed to me and made my emotions cringe. I felt sadness, I felt love and I felt hate! I also felt the urge and need for forgiveness. “A pit formed in her stomach and in that instant, she knew.” Who could ever imagine such horrific tragedy taking place in their life? I too have been in love and married my high school sweet heart. No one can say what they would do in a life changing event such as this. It is one thing to lose a love one but another thing to let hatred control your life to the point of utter exhaustion. It is also hard to understand why our Lord and Savior would allow such tragedies to take place.
This is a story of a woman who has been broken down to the core of her very existence and in this process she has lost her world and everything in the world that she believe to be true wherein her faith rested. It has now been tested. I have never known anyone to hate the very essence of their existence. Karen Kingsbury has shown that through forgiveness, therein lies the ultimate peace that our heavenly father promises us. In our heavenly father lies everything in this life that we need, in every situation he is always there for us, even when we can’t see clearly and we hate every thing around us. Although it has been Matt’s job to help Hannah he has shown every emotion and feeling of a true friend in being there for Hannah and then Jenny. Through this story several individuals were lead to know Christ and have a closer walk with him. There is no greater joy than a life that is centered on Christ. May the grace of God continue to keep each of us day by day that we may walk in love as he is love?
Water Brook Multnomah Publishing Group provided this book to me for free in exchange for this honest review as part of their Blogging for Books program.