Oh my gosh! How did I just discover her this summer? Y’all should have told me sooner. Kingsbury is amazing! I loved reading Brush of Wings by Karen Kingsbury. I don’t know how angels work or if God has a team like in this book, but I do believe angels can be around us. We may encounter one at the store, in the park, or walking past us on the street. This book drew me in and caused me to stay up many nights reading way past my bedtime. Like Rachel Hauck, you can read the books as a stand alone but they have more meaning when you read the entire series. I haven’t read the other books in this series and still LOVED it!
I love to read but tend to read multiple books at one time. As Hannah’s due date is approaching I have been trying to finish the books I have started because I know they will be placed on a shelf for an undetermined amount of time. Last week I finished a great Christian novel by Lori Wick called Sophie’s Heart.
Sophie is an immigrant from Czechoslovakia in the 1980s. She finds a job as a house keeper and cook for a family whose mother died suddenly in a car accident the year before. Sophie loves the children and they love her, but what she doesn’t expect is to be loved by their father too.
This was an easy to read book with tons of moments that made me giggle (mostly with the major technology shift that has happened since my childhood—VCR and answering machines). If you are looking for a loving story that will leave you feeling warm inside, then this is your book.
Yesterday I finished reading The Chance by Karen Kingsbury. It was the first one of her books I had ever read (which seems odd since I LOVE Christian novels), and I was hooked, addicted, had to know how it would end, LOVED IT!!!!
It is about a teenager girl (Ellie) whose family falls apart, is uprooted from the only place she has ever called home, and loses contact with everyone(including her mom and best friend-who she loves!) except her dad. Because of this she feels unwanted, unloved, and doesn’t believe in God anymore. Eleven years pass and suddenly things begin to change…
I don’t want to ruin it for you so I won’t finish the summary, but let’s just say it reminded me so much of the prodigal son. In Luke 15 you can find the parable of the lost son. This story that Jesus tells is about a son who leaves home, wastes what he has been given, and finally comes back home. When he gets home he is received with open arms by his father.
Just like the lost son, when Ellie finally realizes that God is real, that she was never really alone, she is so loved and has always been wanted, God welcomes her with open arms!
Today, if your lost and wandering around aimlessly…know that you are loved by God. You are wanted, valued, and cherished. You can come stumbling, crawling, or running and skipping back to God the way the prodigal son did to his father.