Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Book Review: Mercy Come Morning
My most recent read was the book "Mercy Come Morning" by Lisa Tawn Berger. I had just read another fictional book by her called "Breathe", and liked the way she wove solid Biblical truths throughout her stories without over-Christianizing the main characters. "Mercy Come Morning" was definitely another great book by her! It was simple and easy to read, and encouraged me, while making me laugh and cry... This story takes place in a modern day setting, while also spanning several generations as it goes back into family memories. The theme of the book is a woman who goes back to her hometown to say goodbye to her mother with Alzheimer's who is dying. She had a rough life growing up in a home with just a single mom, craving the acceptance and love of her mom, but never felt like she got it. Now she faces saying goodbye to a woman she doesn't really know, nor does her mother know her, so what can be expected? The author weaves in the stories of both women throughout the book, and how God is at work in a bigger picture. I definitely recommend this book to friends!
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Dislaimer: I received a copy of this book from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for my honest review as part of their "Blogging for Books" program.