Wednesday, August 12, 2009

never the bride by Cheryl McKay & Rene Gutteridge Book Review

Jessie Stone is almost 35 and in not married. She dreams of being married. She writes journals about being married. She does just about everything in the world to hear her own wedding bells... except let God write her love story.

And then God appears to her, in the form of a handsome man. He wants to write her story but she fights Him all the way.

The story is fun and contains some deep thoughts about letting God direct one's life. But I have some severe reservations with the book. God appears as a character in the book. In my opinion, His portrayal leaves much to be desired. Oh, it's a fun book. But should God, the very sovereign Ruler of the universe be portrayed in such a way? After the flack about the portrayal of God in The Shack, I would have thought authors would be very careful. Perhaps there is no outright heresy in this book, but putting words into the mouth of God is always a risky adventure. Some of the dialogue in this book makes me nervous.

On the positive side, I did like the message of God's great patience with us even when we turn our back on Him. He continues to love us. I am just not sure it is in such a light hearted manner.

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