This is a blog on book reviews for books I've read, devotions I've written, interviews on authors, and posts talking about my writing journey from writing stories to getting published (when that happens!). Thanks for being along on my journey.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Search and Rescue By Marianne Evans
I received this novel free from the author in exchange for a review. Search and Rescue is a wonderful book in so many ways! Jenny Foster and Ryan Douglas have similar challenges to face. They each faced them alone, not knowing God was drawing them together to be a help to each other.
Blessings verses burdens. How do you perceive the trials you are going through? Do you vent in anger, whine, or get depressed, or do you thank God for what you are going through because it makes you the person that He wants you to be? Jenny and Ryan both have parents that are challenged. Jenny’s mom is bipolar and Ryan’s dad is paralyzed. All question if there is a purpose to the events in their lives. Jenny is afraid to let Ryan in her life for fear he will walk right back out. Is the risk worth the reward? Can God open her heart to the one He has for her?
Sometimes you need someone with you and God knows who that person should be. Believe in God, trust in Him, and He will provide. Sometimes all it takes is a different perspective. Look at what you have, and not what you don’t have. Accept your worth, see how wonderful God has made you. Your life is a beautiful tapestry, each piece put lovingly put together by God for His child, you. Find faith, hold on to it, and draw from it to see the life you’ve been given through God’s eyes. These are lessons that Jenny must learn as she struggles daily with her faith and learns how to trust God again,
Once you start this book you will not be able to put it down. The characters come to life with their real life issues and insecurities. As you read their story, you will find pieces of truth to hold onto to help you in your own life. Your faith will be kindled and your trust restored in a loving God who looks out for you. I look forward to reading much more by this author!