Thursday, January 5, 2012

Book Review: Live Lifted Me by Sarah Evans with Rachel Hauk

The beginning of Love Lifted Me is very conversational and visually seems to flow more like a movie unfolding before you, descriptive and tangible. The writing style flows so well that I found myself engrossed in the character's lives by the end of the first chapter. Although the third in a series of six by this writing duo, Love Lifted Me can easily be read as a stand alone book, which I how I read it. It is very well written and I did not feel left behind wondering what happened before. Max and Jade's story in this book is full of hope, but there is enough conflict to keep a reader's interest. I found myself not being able to put it down and I finished reading it in a couple of nights after my children had gone to sleep.

The fragrance of grace permeates this story. It's not at all "preachy", but the message of God's love was clear in the lives of the characters. This was a story about losing fear and embracing trust. It was a story of redemption, perhaps the best possible theme a story can have. And it was about love. Love for others. Love for God. His love for us I enjoyed  how open communication helped redeem trust in their relationship. Truth and faith are important as this very real couple overcome struggles in their lives.

Evans and Hauck make a great writing team. The writing is very well done, the imagery and symbolism used colors the story in an even more vivid way. Nothing about this book left me disappointed and I very highly recommend it.

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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