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Literary Insights: A Book Lovers Review

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mercy like Sunlight by Liz Curtis Higgs

Mercy like Sunlight is a story about Mary Margaret Delaney. For seven years, Mary has been tortured by demons ever since a tragic event unfolded in her life. This event caused her great grief, guilt, and regret. Closely paralleling the biblical account of Mary Magdalene, this novella, follows the fictional journey of Mary Margaret Delaney, a mentally ill woman adrift in contemporary Chicago, desperate for someone to save her from herself.

 One day she has an encounter with Pastor Jake Stauros. He seeks out the wounded of the world and offers Jesus's love and forgiveness. Mary Margaret doesn't want the help at first, but the love of Jesus that this man shows is like a magnet to her wounded and battered soul.

The ending gives a moving reminder of what Easter is about and even though death may come, it has already been defeated by Jesus Christ. "Where, O death is your victory? Where, O death is your sting? When the body is set free from mortal death, the spirit soars with eternal life."

Liz Curtis Higgs has a unique way of telling the Biblical story using people in today's world. Mercy like Sunlight is an encouraging, uplifting story closely aligned with the account of Mary Magdalene in the Bible. A very thought-provoking novella, Liz Curtis Higgs packs a lot of story into only a few pages, I recommend you buy this for yourself and a great gift for others.

“I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in their blogging for books program for this review”.

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