Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Andrew McKenzie has lived most of his life tormented by guilt and pain, haunted by the secrets of his past. When he is hired to work for Sienna and Jonathan Driscoll, his life changes more drastically than he could have ever imagined. Before long, Drew learns that this is not an ordinary job. There is definitely something unusual about the Driscoll family—especially their son, Justice Quinn.Drew is introduced to the Driscolls’ daughter, Bella Maura, with whom he shares a special bond. As his relationship with Bella develops, Drew learns that he is not the only one hiding a secret. Each new day brings with it shocking revelations about the unique spiritual gifts of the Driscolls, and their God-given obligation to people suffering at the hands of the darkness and evil of the world. Where is God’s justice? Does anyone hear the prayers of the abused, those too broken and weak to defend themselves? Why does it seem that so often the unjust escape punishment on the earth? Justice Quinn deals with each of these questions, as well as the concept of intercessory prayer, in order to help us understand why God’s timing must be reverenced.
My Thoughts: When Drew is hired by the Driscolls to take care of their horses he has no idea what he is in for. Johnathon tells him that what he sees he is to forget. Little does Drew know that he was ordained to be at the Driscolls for that time. God had it planned before Drew even knew it. Drew is drawn to Bella and their relationship develops, he is quite smitten with her, yet he can't figure out why. It is Bella who is able to help him with his past and pain.
I found myself immersed in this book, and read it straight through. Dawn paints a beautiful picture with her words. This is one of those books you think about long after you close the last page.
The Driscolls are a family using their gifts for God to minister to the hurting, and that in itself makes you stop and think, God, am I being used by you.
A definite must read!
Posted by Andie at 1:05 PM
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A word from Kay:
Most people, though, know me as a writer and a speaker. So here is a bit more about that part of my life:
Of my 39 published books, seven have been book club selections, twelve have been translated into foreign languages, and one has been optioned for a movie. My writing credits include numerous magazine articles, books for children, short stories, television scripts and two prize-winning screenplays. Along with my husband Dan, I also have produced a series of booklets for writers. My writing has appeared in a number of volumes including three versions of the NIV Devotional Bible and the devotional book My Heart—Christ’s Home, Through the Year.
I love to write, and I love to share about topics close to my heart. I speak at seminars, retreats, writer’s conferences, and special events throughout the country. And because I do enjoy travel, I even speak on cruise ships!
ABOUT THE BOOK
India: 1946. For forty-eight years, Ashish and his family toiled as slaves in the fields of the high-caste Lal family, and all because of one small debt. At fifty-four, Ashish was old and worn out. Every day was a struggle to survive for his family including his only daughter.
His wife had named the girl Shridula—Blessings. “Perhaps the name will bring you more fortune than it brought me,” Ashish told his daughter. His words proved to be prophetic in ways he could never have imagined. And when the flames of revolt brought independence to India, they seared change into the family of Ashish.
If you would like to read the first chapter of The Hope of Shridula, go HERE.
Posted by Andie at 11:41 AM