I was so blessed to review Journey to Love by Amanda Tero.
About the book:
Now orphaned, Marie is swept miles away from the only life knew to be sheltered by unknown guardians. Caught in the challenges of a new life, she cannot prevent changes from happening, but she can keep the Bowles and their friends at arm's length. Or can she?
While things appear to transition smoothly on the outside, Marie struggles against the turmoil she faces on the inside. She sees something in the Bowles and her new friends that she had never experienced before...but should she trust what the preacher is teaching when it goes against everything she had accepted as truth? Is God really a God of love? If He is, then is Marie willing to accept it? Follow Marie as she begins her Journey to Love.
My review: 5 stars
I thought Amanda did an excellent job of writing Journey to Love, which just came out. I'm so thankful there's Christian writers out there who write good Christian books.
Through Marie's character, Amanda showed that following a certain ritual, going to church, and reciting a prayer doesn't make you heaven-bound. She also displayed God's amazing love. Just because unfortunate things happen to you, as they did to Marie, doesn't mean God loves you any less. Because of the Bowels' testimony and the christian people's witness of the small town, Marie eventually came to the Lord for salvation. It's an amazing story of love, mercy, and forgiveness. I liked how almost all of the readers had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and were not afraid to witness to Marie. I also appreciated how Amanda incorporated questions some lost people might have, and how you could answer them with Scripture. I highly recommend this book to girls and ladies of all ages. You'll love it-I'm sure.
Thank you so much, Amanda, for giving me an opportunity to review your book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I really appreciate the fact that it doesn't contain any foul language or anything inappropriate. And I liked the surprise ending...I thought it was just going to end with Marie getting saved, but the ending pleasantly surprised me. ;)
You can buy Amanda's book here-on Amazon.
Amanda's website: AmandaTero.com
Amanda's blog: With a Joyful Noise
Your faithful friend in Jesus,
1 John 4:7-10
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God towards us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.