Saturday, February 18, 2012

Book Review: Heart Echoes

Teal has a long-kept secret. The people closest to her know she’s keeping this secret, but they’re okay with that. Until a California earthquake reveals her teenage daughter’s secret. Suddenly Teal’s secret begs to be told, leaving Teal desperate to keep the truth from being revealed.

I could hardly put this book down!

A conversation between Teal and her half-sister, Lacey, seemed especially profound to me. During this conversation, Lacey told Teal to:
Just act like God adores you, no matter how awful you think you are, and after a while, it will become your first thought every day. It will be what echoes in your heart instead of those lies from the hurts. (p. 238)
She continued:
There’s so much more to this relationship with the holy Father. I mean, God is absolutely crazy about us. He can’t stop thinking about us. He’s always watching over us, waiting for us to notice Him so He can show us what new gift He’s got in His hand. (p. 239)
I love that!

Heart Echoes helps readers understand they don’t have to prove their worth to God because He already loves and accepts them. It also shows that they don’t have to prove their worth to others because we’re all messed up in some way. God offers grace and teaches us to pass it on freely to the people He’s placed in our lives.

I’m happy to recommend this book to you and thank Tyndale House Publishers for sending a complimentary copy for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Janet - Thank you so much for the Heart Echoes review! I love how you summarized the essence of it, that God does indeed accept and love us where we are. =) Blessings to you. -Sally John