7/12/2012

Road to the Christy's- Blog Tour - Contemporary Stand Alone and First Book

All week we will be posting reviews from the Christy Nominees and the books they were nominated for.  We will be having a multiple book giveaway, please leave a comment to enter.  Multiple comments will be accepted (up to 8, since I have 8 books on the Road to the Christy)  Winner of the giveaway will be announced on Monday the 16th of July.

Today's review was nominated in two categories.  Contemporary Stand Alone and First Book


Words

A Novel
Ginny L. Yttrup
2011
B & H Books
Fiction/Christian/General

Reviewed by Cindy Loven

A Novel


Ginny L. Yttrup

2011

B & H Books

Fiction/Christian/General



Reviewed by Cindy Loven



WOW! This book is not casual reading material. It does need to be said that this book deals with mature subject material. However the sad thing is mature subject material incidents, do not always apply to adults only. A story of redemption, a story of the grace of God and a story of the horrors of drugs, child pornography and child molestation. You may ask yourself, how does a story of this ramifications have a place in Christian fiction. Unfortunately in this fallen world we live in, horrible things happen to children every day and we as Christians can no longer turn a blind eye.

This is the story of two people, who you would never expect to find together, a successful artist, trying to escape the hell of the emotional darkness she lives in, after loosing her baby due to her own drug abuse. A little girl lost in the woods, trapped by her emotional muteness, hoping her mother will some day come back and take her away from the monster of a man who abuses her sexually. God in His mercy and His own understanding brings these two people together, not by chance but by plan, to each find their own healing and way through the darkness they are in.

This story will grip your heart. I cried buckets as I read of the horrors that young Kaylee faced daily. My heart broke with Sierra as she dealt with the guilt that she felt from her own actions. As I said earlier, not casual reading, nor would I suggest it for anyone under the age of sixteen. This book will heal people who allow the words to penetrate their hurts, it will cause them to look within themselves to find the Truth (Jesus) and to be set free by the Truth! Even with the tough subject matter, this book is not a dark book, it is a book filled with hope and a wonderful story of redemptive grace and mercy. A hard story to read because of the subject matter! A story however, worthy of 5 stars. 339 pages $US 14.99 Discussion guide included.

This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.

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