What does a pastor do when he realizes that the building he calls "church" is falling apart around him? The church is over a hundred and fifty years old and needs major repairs. Pastor James knows there are not enough funds to do repairs. His only choice it seems is to auction off Sycamore Community Church . He knew the church attendance had declined over the years, which made it difficult to raise money for repairs. Oh how my heart cried as I began to read this moving story. I know it's a building, but what it represents is so powerful. There had been weddings, baptisms , potluck and many other memorable activities in the church. The people who came each Sunday were there to hear the pastor speak and to fellowship with each other.
Noble has had to take on the responsibility of providing for his family after his dad left. It is not easy for him and there are times he wonders if he can keep going. Why do we have to go through trials? Wouldn't it be easier if everything was great all the time? Well it would be easier but would we still want a relationship with God? Through the trials Pastor James and Noble face, it draws them closer to God and helped them build a better relationship with others.
The story is very emotional and reminds us about bring thankful for what we have. He has never left us, nor will He turn His back on us. Sometimes we have to face hard times, but we grow stronger, build our faith, learn to forgive and love unconditionally .
I received a copy of this book from The BookClub Network for an honest review.