Sunday, June 9, 2013

Wisdom to Know

 Author: Elizabeth Maddrey Purchase from Amazon 
About the book:
Is there sin that love can't cover?
Lydia Brown has taken just about every wrong turn she could find. When an abortion leaves her overwhelmed by guilt, she turns to drugs to escape her pain. After a single car accident lands her in the hospital facing DUI charges, Lydia is forced to reevaluate her choices.

Kevin McGregor has been biding his time since high school when he heard God tell him that Lydia Brown was the woman he would marry. In the aftermath of Lydia's accident, Kevin must come to grips with the truth about her secret life.

While Kevin works to convince himself and God that loving Lydia is a mistake, Lydia struggles to accept the feelings she has for Kevin, though she fears her sin may be too much for anyone to forgive.

My Review: 
In this contemporary Christian romance book the author does a wonderful job of tackling a really tough issue with Christians-abortion.  Lydia is a stubborn, insecure women who feels this deep desire to prove herself to the world and in the process makes some really bad choices that will effect her and the people who love her for the rest of her life. You see real development of the main characteres as they wrestle with forgiveness and what that loks like and how to really apply it to others and themselves.

This was a heart wrenching book to read that left me in tears. I can see parts of myself in the story and it takes me back to a time in my life before I trusted in Christ that I wish with all my heart I could change.The characters are wrote in a way that makes you feel yu are walking beside them in their journey, encouraging them and warning them alike. The author did a wonderful job of not just putting a band aide fix on the healing process Lydia had to go through, but instead it was real, painstaking and time consuming, but all the while you see the grace and redemption of God. This book will challenge your faith and make you see things from a different light. It is easy to judge those when you have not walked in their shoes. This book gives you a chance to do just that. 

I would highly recommend this book to anyone struggling with abortion, forgiveness, addiction or Gods redemptive powers for your life.

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