3.10.2016

The Calling - review

It's very rare to come across an author who can combine fantasy, mystery, romance, and thrill all into one book, but Rachelle Dekker has done it again with her latest book from the Seer novel series, The Calling. 

As with her first book, The Choosing, the second book in this series is a 5 out of 5 stars.

Some of the same characters from the first book are in this book and there are a few new ones you'll be introduced to. Some you may like, some you might not, but that won't keep you from reading this for sure.

The story picks up with Remko, Carrington, among others, following Aaron, learning to release their fears and rest. The first book introduced the truth they were coming to believe and the second book shows you how they are relying on and deepening this belief. As the first book followed more of Carrington's dialect, so the second one follows her husband, Remko Brandt's. If you're worried that his perspective won't be as interesting you can go ahead and cast that aside, because this book is a page turner!

I wanted to find something to sound a bit more objective.. something I thought could be done differently, but I can't find one thing I don't like about this book. It's so different from anything I've read and filled with so much truth that I will probably keep this series for the rest of my life and read it over and over.

I am continually impressed with Rachelle's writing ability. This is definitely her calling and gift from the Lord. I am so thankful for the opportunity to read her book. So much thanks to Tyndale for the early copy of it.

Rachelle, if you see this, well done sister!! Keep writing because you are touching hearts. <3

Note: I received this book for the exchange of a review.

3.02.2016

Musing part 1

She awoke from her dream.

What could this mean? she thought.

Alarmed she thought back for a moment. She remembered talking to a pastor. She remembered standing before him, then sitting down. Tired. Worn. Seeking answers to the things she was doing wrong.

She remembered asking him about salvation, about whether her works saved her or grace did or if it was a combination of the both that the Lord was looking for.

She didn't remember a response from this pastor... not really... it was a dream after all and not everything stands out in them... however, she did remember something- a verse. Or maybe fragments of it... those who love the Lord keep His commands. 

Well what could this mean? She contemplated... maybe she was looking for the wrong things... asking for something she already had. Salvation was something she was pretty sure she had, but love for the Lord? Maybe not so much. Maybe in her dream she asked the question on her heart and the Lord answered with the real root of the problem.

Maybe she was praying for the wrong thing.
Maybe joy in her life looked more like loving and less like constant doing...maybe she had it a little wrong... or a lot.