Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Book Review challenging us to have the Courage to Change


Courage to Change (Grant Us Grace) (Volume 2) by Elizabeth Maddrey

I’m fast becoming a fan of Elizabeth Maddrey with her Grant Us Grace series.

I was surprised that the storyline centered on Allison but the transition from the first book was smooth and convincing.

I myself, wrestled with issue Phil was grappling with but since I had Biblical grounds for divorce the battle wasn’t as intense for me.

I feel like this series of books should be in each Crisis Pregnancy Center library as it is so informative about the help that is offered to women in a crisis pregnancy. The book examines all the pros and cons of adoption.

The element of suspense woven throughout the story concerning Phil’s ex-wife came to a dramatic conclusion at the end of the book. I was glad closure was found.

There were some sad and poignant parts as the characters portrayed life among real families. Families who sometimes want to control adult children and the painful interactions between parents and children. It also shows some of the prejudices that are prevalent even among church-going Christians.

There are very good resources listed at the back of the book as well as discussion questions for Book Clubs.

I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series and would recommend this book to friends.

Donna Collins Tinsley

*I received this book from BookCrash and the publisher in exchange for my honest and fair review.

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