Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Book Review: When Sparrows Fall

When Sparrows Fall is the story of the redemption of Miranda Hanford, widowed mother of six. Deeply entangled in a cult-like church, Miranda panics when her pastor orders all church members to immediately sell their property and move to another location. She has no intention of selling or moving, yet her pastor knows her darkest secret and threatens to tell if she refuses to cooperate. As Miranda fasts and prays over her desperate situation, God brings help in an unexpected way.

I loved this story. Miranda’s children were adorable, and author Meg Moseley brought out each of their personalities for her readers to enjoy. And, though Miranda’s choices often seemed strange, Moseley explained the history and psychology behind each. Readers can’t help but sympathize with Miranda and cheer her on to the end.

Likewise, Moseley made Miranda’s brother-in-law into a character the reader could struggle along with. Earnestly trying to help Miranda and her children, he has his own ghosts to chase away. He makes mistakes and realizes it, but he doesn’t give up on the family he’s coming to know. His heart for them is in the right place.

I recommend this story of truth, mercy, forgiveness, and God’s amazing love. I received a complimentary copy from Waterbrook Multnomah for my honest review, and I enjoyed the read!

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