Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mercy Like Sunlight

Book description:  "Closely paralleling the biblical account of Mary Magdalene, this novella follows the fictional journey of Mary Margaret Delaney, a mentally ill woman adrift in contemporary Chicago, desperate for someone to save her from herself.  When Pastor Jake Stauros invites Mary Delaney to visit his "church full of misfits," the woman known around the neighborhood as "Mad Mary" has little hope that her life will ever change. But gradually, as grace erodes the walls she's built to keep the world at bay, Mary's fear gives way to a force stronger than any she's ever known. Adapted from material previously published in Unveiling Mary Magdalene and Mad Mary, this e-only novella has been updated and revised throughout."

My review:  This was a very thought-provoking book for me.  While only a novella, the author, Liz Curtis Higgs, packs a lot of story into only a few pages.  She has a way of telling her story that draws you into the lives of her characters.  Since these characters parallel Biblical characters, the story becomes even more intriguing.  Once you finish reading this book you will come away convicted to reach out to the "misfits" around you.  Liz Curtis Higgs is a great author.  This is a book that you don't want to miss.  I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from Waterbrook publishers in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.  

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