Friday, May 16, 2014

Mercy Like Sunlight

Mercy Like Sunlight
Liz Curtis Higgs
Mary wanders the streets of Chicago in a fog. Voices tell her she's made too many mistakes to be well again. But a young pastor sees something worth saving in her. Pastor Jake sets out with the help of his mother and a few church members to bring Mary back to God.

The author used the story of Mary Magdalene as inspiration for this novella. The story was well written, and still followed the lines of the Biblical story. The characters were unique and interesting. The story of redeeming love was well written. But despite all of this, the story was somehow missing something for me. I couldn't connect with anyone in the story and didn't feel any of the emotions. It was just a nice story. The ending felt a little lost and wandering to me.  I've read and enjoyed books by this author before, so I'm not sure what the disconnect was for me.

I received this book free of charge from WaterBrook in exchange for my honest review.

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