Jan 27, 2011

Beneath the Night Tree

I really liked "Beneath the Night Tree" by Nicole Baart. It took me a couple chapters to get into the story line... but then I was hooked!

Julia DeSmit has an unconventional family. Pregnant her freshman year of college, she returns home to her paternal grandmother. Her brother, younger by 14 years, is also living there. Five years later, they run into some problems that threaten to tear their small family apart. But, Julia learns that she needs to trust in God, that He holds her life in the palm of His hand, and that He cares for her.

Julia's insights can be beneficial to many of us. We often let life get in the way of our relationship with Him. Many times, we call on His name when we need something, but then let Him fall by the wayside when things are going ok for us. Julia learns that she can't always rely on those around her to hold her up. Life happens. It does get in the way. And sometimes those that we are leaning on end up needing to lean on us. But God is always there. And in our weakness, He is strong.


Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for this review.

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