If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunrise on the Battery by Beth Webb Hart

Sunrise on the Battery by Beth Webb Hart

Book Description:  Now that she’s arrived at her ultimate address, will Mary Lynn’s longed-for view of the harbor satisfy the craving of her heart?
At last, Mary Lynn and Jackson Scoville are living the life they’ve dreamed of. Two self-described “small town bumpkins” from Round O, South Carolina, they made a small fortune selling the little gems of lowcountry real estate Jackson inherited and now they are living in the heart of Charleston, South Carolina, carefully working their way up the social ladder in hopes of meeting their ultimate goal:  to give their three daughters the life they themselves never had. 
But the long-forgotten God of Mary Lynn’s childhood seems to be trying to get her attention in clear and unusual ways.   So clear and strange she can no longer deny it.  When Mary Lynn prays for Jackson to open his mind and heart to God, her prayers are answered beyond her wildest imaginings.  Now Jackson’s dramatic conversion (which includes street witnessing, giving away a lot of money, and inviting poor, desperate and marginalized people into their home) is threatening their social status as well as their family mission statement.  Is she willing to go along with him?
What would it be like to go “all out” for God?  Jackson, a sharp and focused Type A man, is unafraid and willing to go all the way.  Mary Lynn has her doubts.

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My Thoughts:   This is a really good book.  From beginning to end, I just couldn't seem to read it fast enough.  Each character was very well written.   Mary Lynn prayed for her husband to get saved, but then wasn't quite ready for the changes when he did.  The girls hadn't been raised to know God, so they had no understanding of what was going on.  They, along with their parents were involved in moving up in society in Charleston.  It was interesting getting a glimpse into the Charleston society, but I found myself hoping that God would win out in the end.  I have no intention of spoiling the ending or giving anything away.  I will say that this book is really good and I highly recommend it to you.

I received a copy of this book from The B&B Media Group for review.  I am not required to give a positive review.

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