Thursday, June 13, 2013

When sparrows fall - Review


When I first started reading this book, I didn't really want to finish it.  Once I did there was something about it and I just couldn't put down until I was finished.

Miranda is a widow with six children to raise and her church family has been a big help. The pastor has told her that he has had a "message from God" to move her and her family to another location, Miranda is not sure if she can follow or not.  She has a secret and needs to find someone  to take care of her children should anything happen to her.

Jack is the brother-in-law that feels as if he needs to show her kids the "real world".  He is fast becoming Miranda's hero. Will she entrust her secret with him so he can protect her and his nieces and nephews?

After getting into this book I can see how Christianity can be a cult, if you are brainwashed in not thinking on your own. God made us to follow him, but he also gave us freedom to choose how we conduct our lives. Spiritual abuse can be like any other abuse very devastating. With love from family and friends it can become overtaken.

Ms. Mosley did a wonderful job in showing me a very real crisis that can happen if we do not keep our eyes on Christ, not man.

More about Meg Mosley
Although I've lived more than half my life in other states, I'm still a Californian at heart. I love vintage bungalows, twisted oaks on rolling hills, and the rocky beaches of the Central Coast. A few blocks away from my childhood home stood a Lutheran church where I came to faith, first through Sunday School teachers whose kindness drew me to the kindness of God, and then through confirmation classes. The Bible verses that had been drilled into my head came to life in my heart.

After moving away from home as a teenager, I worked at a variety of jobs, from candle-maker in a tourist town to administrative assistant at a Christian college. I married a wonderful man from Michigan, and we lived north of Detroit for seventeen years. That's where we started homeschooling our three children, an endeavor that we finished in Georgia when our youngest
graduated from high school in 2009.

My husband and I live near Atlanta, close to the foothills of the Southern Appalachians. His motorcycle often carries us to the mountains of Georgia, Tennessee, or the Carolinas. Sitting on the back of the bike, I can pray, enjoy the beautiful views, and plot new stories. Fiction makes my world go 'round, whether I'm writing it or reading it.


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