Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Covenant Child by Terri Blackstock

How far does a mother's love extend? In Covenant Child, Terri Blackstock reminds us that there is no limit to a mother's love. When twin sisters, Kara and Lizzie, are ripped from the only mother they've ever known, they must spend the rest of their childhood without her and without the love of a stable parent. They are made to feel worthless and unimportant. What follows is a story of redemption and unconditional love. In Covenant Child, the author uses a parable to demonstrate just how deeply our Heavenly Father loves us. Even when we refuse him and demand our own terms, he is there loving us and waiting for us. The parallels are clearly written out, sometimes too clearly. There are portions of the book that seem preachy rather than fictional. There are also moments when the storyline seems jagged. Despite this, the author manages to keep the reader interested and hanging on to see each character redeemed. Overall, this was a good book and I would recommend it to others who a looking for a deeper understanding of our Father's love. I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising