Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe' Book Review

A Heavenly Novel

SUMMARY:  What if you could ask God anything?  What would you ask?  And how would He answer?
     Chelsea Chambers is on her own.  After a public split from her NFL superstar husband, Chelsea takes a bold step out of the limelight and behind the counter of the Higher Grounds Cafe', an old-fashioned coffee shop in dire need of reinvention.  But when her courage, expert planning, and out-of-this-world cupcakes fail to pay the bills, this newly single mom finds herself desperate for help.  Better yet, a miracle.
     Then a curious stranger lands at Chelsea's door, and with him, an even more curious string of events.  Soon, customers are flocking to the Higher Grounds Cafe', and not just for the cupcakes and cappuccino.  They've come for the internet connection to the divine.  Now the cafe' has become the go-to place for people in search of answers to life's biggest questions.
     When a catastrophe strikes and her ex comes calling, Chelsea begins to wonder if the whole universe is conspiring against her quest to make it on her own.  After a shocking discovery opens her eyes to the unseen world around her, Chelsea finds the courage to ask God a question of her own.  Heaven answers in a most unexpected way.

REVIEW:  Max Lucado and company hit the ball out of the ballpark with this one.  The story grabbed me from the very beginning, held on tight through the twists and turns and didn't let go until the very end.  There were times I caught myself laughing out loud (even out in public) and a few times when tears came to my eyes.  There is so much I want to say about this book but to do so would give away some keys parts.  Suffice it to say, I loved Chelsea's story!!  If I had to pick a favorite character, it would definitely be Samuel/Manny.  He had me cracking up throughout the book with his view of life. 
     If you are looking for a fun read that will lift you up when you are at your lowest, this is the book for you.  To get a glimpse of Heaven and see how God works, open this book.  Neither God nor Max will disappoint!!

This book was provided by Litfuse Publicity Group and Thomas Nelson Publishers for review without compensation.

More than 120 million readers have found comfort in the writings of Max Lucado.  He ministers at the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Denalyn, and a sweet but misbehaving mutt, Andy.

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