Sunday, December 20, 2015

CHRISTMAS STAR SAPPHIRE by HALEE BRIDGEMAN

This is a nice quick read packed with a wonderful story about wealth, unforgiveness  and letting go of your past. Some of us think that being wealthy is the most important thing in finding happiness. We believe with money, we will be happier, have lots of friends and live an easy care free life. The book is written with depth as it explores the different ways the characters handle being wealthy.

In this book, the author  tells a story about Joe who is a very dedicated man of faith. He ministers to college students and is content with his life. He starts to fall for a young woman named Madeline. As they start to grow closer, Joe decides he can't be in a relationship with her. He has found out that her family is extremely wealthy and it bothers him.  He is afraid to let someone in, to trust someone , to love them. Will Joe let go and trust God? Can Joe follow God for direction in his life , or turn away and stay alone forever ?  What reaction will Madeline have when Joe tells her about his painful past?  Will a tragedy during the holidays bring Joe close to his father again? Can he forgive his father for the painful childhood he endured?

Don't  miss this great intriguing story of redemption, letting go of the past and learning to trust God . I really enjoyed the way the author focused on the struggles that being wealthy can cause. We don't realize how "the love of money " can destroy relationships until it is to late. The author has done an amazing job of showing readers how unforgiveness can lead to mistrust, loneliness and bitterness. I loved the realism between Joe and his estranged father. The past is sometimes painful, but it can be a lesson to learn to trust God and know He never gives us more than we can handle.

"In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:6

I received a copy of this book from The BookClub Network for an honest review.

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