A 50's Girl and Some Guy from Star Wars
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"He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge." Proverbs 14:26
"He had walked me through many lesser trials before. This time He was going to have to carry me, and I trusted Him to do that."A Reader's Guide is included in the book. This guide helps this book to be a perfect resource for use in a Grief Counseling group or a small group Bible/Book study. Sherri shares the Scriptures throughout the book that were helpful to her during and after this tragedy. She does an amazing job of not only telling her story, but of pointing to God and His sustaining grace. And she longs for readers to know God in His fullness.
"Before that day, I only knew one side of God, the forgiving, kind, loving one. But on the day Bronner went to heaven, I began to see God in a different light...I saw Him as King above all things, beyond understanding, beyond my reach or grasp."Read Bronner: A Journey To Understand and be blessed.
"He sent from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters. He rescued me from my strong enemy and from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me. They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the Lord was my support. He brought me out into a broad place; He rescued me, because He delighted in me." Psalm 18:16-19Alexander's plot in Where She Belongs is intricate and well-developed. Her characters carry a depth to them beyond what you will find in many other contemporary romances where boy meets girl and in the end they live happily ever after. Alexander delves into family dynamics, bringing out every emotion along the way. There are many unexpected twists and turns and in the end, I closed the book thinking, "Wow...I did not see that coming". In the end, Where She Belongs is a lesson in this truth:
"His father had put down the roller and was wiping his hands. He looked up with solemn eyes. 'So you made some bad choices. Some of God's best players were His imperfect, broken prodigals. In fact, iffy players are God's best picks. He specializes in short-tempered, reckless, flawed people to accomplish His plans. Consider Moses, the murderer; Rahab, the prostitute; Samson, the playboy; Paul, the terrorist; and Peter...the impulsive. God is constantly using broken, messy people to restore the world and bring glory to Himself. To touch other people, like you did with Scott in the raft. And I'd bet they each thought God couldn't use them before His grace tracked them down, brought them back to His purposes. You can never outsin God's love, Owen. Or limit what He can do with you if you let Him."Warren has touched on Owen's story in all of the books in the series, but closes the series with a picture of the "bad" boy's transformation. Warren is a master at that...showing a character's struggle with faith and growth during the story. Owen and Scotty's story is a beautiful picture of how God pursues us with His scandalous love and great mercy.