I have some book-y news to share. One of my favourite holiday activities is to get into some good books. It is really the only time I get to read with any efficiency anymore so I take advantage of the opportunity while I have it. I read lots of good books, but three of them stood as worthy of pointing out.
Firstly, Chris Fabry's newest release, 'Almost Heaven'. I love Chris's writing. Beautiful prose, brilliant imagery and well-developed plots and characters are hallmarks of his work. 'Almost Heaven' was all I anticipated and more. A surprising twist or two really 'made it', for me. In this book, there are two layers to the story, one being that of the guardian angel sent to be with the main character, Billy Allman. The angel's observations and insights added a dimension to this story that added depth and richness. The second thing that delighted me was the appearance of Natalie, otherwise known as 'June Bug', towards the end of the book. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing her blossom and take wing under Billy's guidance.
The next two books are by author Tom Davis. My BIL handed me these books while we were staying with them last year, and I notice that one of them earns a place on his top 10 picks for the year. After reading these books, I understand why.
'Scared' and 'Priceless' are both fiction works based on events that happen in reality, and as such, the plight of the characters in each novel distressed my tender heart. Despite this, Tom brings hope. He shows that one man (or woman!) can make a difference. Even when the ocean of tragedy is overwhelming, one small drop can turn a tide.
Finally, Rel has posted my review for 'No Distance Too Far' by Lauraine Snelling here. It's a great read. An inspiring story of holding steadfast to God's will, especially when the future seems to be so unclear.