Monday, 17 October 2011

Cherished ~ Review

About the Book:

As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. Kim Cash Tate explores Psalm 103:12 as she takes her readers down the path to God’s forgiveness and reconciliation in her newest novel, Cherished. Readers will discover that God can still use them in spite of their worst choices. And He doesn’t just forgive them, but they are truly cherished!

Tate’s story will show her readers how God can bring beauty from ashes. She has a unique way of weaving her characters’ lives together, leading back to one great point—God’s tremendous mercy and grace. In the words of one of her characters, “I wasn’t sure what to expect. I felt like it would take a while to work my way back into God’s good graces, but it was like…”—she flung wide her arms—“…He just embraced me.” We too can be embraced by the same great love when we learn that true forgiveness for ALL of our sins is right before us.

Growing up in Saint Louis, Kelli London dreamed of becoming a songwriter and glorifying God with her songs of praise. But after falling into sin, she walks away from her dreams. Heather Anderson’s life has spun out of control—first an affair with a married man and then a one-night stand with the drummer of a popular Christian band. Broken and alone, she discovers the only one who can save her. Brian Howard grew up as a science geek. But after making the worst mistake of his life after high school, he finds forgiveness in Christ and is being led down a completely different path. Now he must choose whether to continue pursuing his PhD in biochemistry or to become a full time Christian rapper.

My Review:

Cherished by Kim Tate is a wonderful story of Gods Forgiveness, Restoration, and Redemption! So many times we allow our past to keep us in a prison of sorts. We stay inside those walls. They keep us from breaking free and receiving the grace and forgiveness of the Lord, as well as those we have hurt. Sometimes the forgiveness needs to come from within. Many times we play our sins over and over in our minds and don't allow ourselves to forgive or forget!

Learning how we are Cherished by God is such an adventure! Kelli and Heather, both have pasts that leave them full of shame. They form an unlikely friendship and together they learn the gift of God's grace and HIS Forgiveness!

I LOVED this book and will look for Kim Tate's previous book "Faithful"

Thank you Audra Jennings and B&B Media for allowing me the complimentary book in exchange for my honest review!!


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