Sunday, May 27, 2012

Review: Covenant Child

Okay, so I know I only posted that I got this book on Wednesday last week but it sucked me in! I completed the book on Saturday, only 3 days after first downloading it to my Nook. For a 200+ page book, it felt like such a quick read!

First off, Terri Blackstock did a wonderful job of drawing the reader into an emotional tale and keeping you there. I was always wanting to see what happened next. Telling this tale from the first person point of view of one of the main characters (one of the twins) made it that much more gripping. The first person perspective caught me off guard at first since the description of the book was not in that form but that passed quickly. :) It was interesting to see the story unfold through her eyes.

It was a heart-wrenching tale of loss, redemption, and the fight to keep promises made. The unconditional love required, coupled with restraint in allowing free will and choice, was a wonderful example of God's love for us. The story used the parable of the Prodigal Son in a wonderful way to weave together that tale with the promises God has given us in covenant to provide a picture that we can understand. Yes, it's a little far-fetched, but what work of fiction isn't to some degree? I was totally immersed and couldn't believe when I finished it! For my first fiction piece to review, it was a wholehearted two thumbs up!

Happy Reading!

Soli Deo Gloria,

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