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Child of Grace: A Death Row Story by Dr. Chris Brown–Book Review

About the Book

Dr. Chris Brown takes you on a journey of faith as he and his father discover God’s grace in the most unlikely circumstances. Come along on the journey to the darkness of death row, into the light of Christ, and through the pain of an execution. This book is a unique look at redemption through the eyes of a child who sees his wayward father saved on the way to death row and follows his own road through darkness on the way to redemption. It’s an amazing true story of God’s unfailing grace and the redeeming love that is available to all.

My Review

You will absolutely love this book. I have never read an account like this. I found myself putting myself into the shoes of Dr. Brown as he walked through his story of how his father was on death row and how that affected his life. You can see God’s hand at work throughout his life and his father’s. I truly appreciate the transparency of Dr. Brown, who isn’t afraid to tell you the true story of his struggles, of his father’s struggles, and how by God’s grace He saved them both. This is a book I believe everyone should read, a story of God’s great grace and salvation.

**I received a copy of this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

About the Author

Son of a criminal sentenced to death, Dr. Chris Brown writes from his extensive experience of loving someone through failure and finding grace in the midst of trials. Chris has shared his message of hope both at home and abroad, with free men and convicts, all believing they are too far gone, too lost, too broken to be accepted and lovingly restored by God. Chris’ unique experience and love for God, who also walked a road to execution, make his message not only authentic but life-changing for those who receive it.

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Restoring Love by Jennifer Slattery–Book Review

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Mitch, a contractor and house-flipper, is restoring a beautiful old house in an idyllic Midwestern neighborhood. Angela, a woman filled with regrets and recently transplanted to his area, is anything but idyllic. She’s almost his worst nightmare, and she s also working on restoring something herself. As he struggles to keep his business afloat and she works to overcome mistakes of her past, these two unlikely friends soon discover they have something unexpected in common, a young mom who is fighting to give her children a better life after her husband’s incarceration. While both Mitch and Angela are drawn to help this young mother survive, they also find themselves drawn to each other. Will a lifetime of regrets hold them back or unite them and bring redemption along with true love?

My Review

When Angela moves in next door to one of Mitch’s house flips, he thought she was a bit strange, but then she came to church and they form an unlikely friendship. They both have a passion for the same family that lives in one of Mitch’s rentals across from Angela’s house. As they set about to show Bianca and her family Christ’s love and grace, they find they have feelings for each other. Will they be able be able to move past the past and have a meaningful relationship? Will they be able to lead Bianca and her family to the Lord, or will she turn them away for good?

This was a wonderful story of how God’s grace can restore anybody, regardless of what they’ve been through. The characters were very well developed. I really appreciated how Slattery took common problems that people face in today’s world, and showed how no matter how bad it seems, God can always restore that person by His grace! I think it’s safe to say most people nowadays know of someone who has some of the same challenges that each character in this book faces. There’s Angela who struggled with drugs and promiscuity in her past, but found God’s grace and by His grace is turning her life around. Bianca is a single mom who is struggling to provide for her family after her husband is imprisoned and just feels like her life is falling apart. Finally, there’s Mitch, a divorced man who is dealing with his drug addict son while his unsaved business partner is making business difficult.  I found myself immersed in this book, and I didn’t want to put it down. If you need a good book, check this one out! I highly recommend it!

**I received this book free from the publisher for review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

About the Author

biophotocroppededited2016Novelist and speaker Jennifer Slattery has a passion for helping women discover, embrace, and live out who they are in Christ. She founded Wholly Loved Ministries, a ministry that partners with churches around the metro and nationally, putting on events designed to help women rest in their true worth and live with maximum impact. She writes devotions for Internet Café Devotions and edits for Firefy, a Southern fiction imprint with Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. When not writing, reading, or editing, Jennifer loves going on mall dates with her adult daughter and coffee dates with her hilariously fun husband.

Visit with Jennifer online at JenniferSlatteryLivesOutLoud.com and connect with her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte

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