Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Then Sings My Soul by Amy Sorrells - REVIEWED

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Then Sings My Soul
David C. Cook (March 1, 2015)
Amy Sorrells


An Indianapolis native and graduate of DePauw University, Amy lives with her husband, three boys and a gaggle of golden retrievers in central Indiana. After writing and editing for her college newspaper, she combined a nursing degree with journalism and creative writing, which led to publishing and editing a wide array of medical and nursing writing and multimedia projects over the past 21 years, a position as director of communications of her church’s children’s ministry, as well as a weekly column for a local newspaper which ran from 2009-2012. She has been a two-time semi-finalist for the ACFW Genesis awards, and was the winner of the 2011 Women of Faith writing contest.

When she’s not reading or writing, Amy loves spending time with her three sons; spicy lunches and art gallery walks with her husband; digging in her garden sans gloves; walking her dogs; up-cycling old furniture and junk; photography; and friends.


When Nel Stewart returns home due to the sudden death of her mother, she realizes her beloved father, Jakob, is struggling with dementia. With the reappearance of a high-school sweetheart, deliveries from Ukraine addressed to her, and the discovery of a mysterious, vintage aquamarine gemstone, Nel senses God is pulling her into the past to restore their faith and their futures. Told partially through Jakob's flashbacks of fleeing genocide-ridden eastern Europe at the turn of the twentieth century, the novel combines elements of mystery, history, faith and romance to reveal how God redeems the broken years ... and our future.

My Thoughts:
Say it…Say it always.  The words in you head will help the truth return to your heart…” (p. 217)

What faith Peter has as he speaks these words to his brother Jakob.   What great faith!  Then Sings My Soul is a tender story of great, longsuffering, victorious faith.  Amy Sorrells gives a glimpse into what our lives must look like from eternity’s perspective.  Jakob and Peter’s story is interwoven with Nel’s present day experience of caring for an aging parent.  I don’t believe I’ve ever read a book that so poignantly captures every single stage of a person’s life-experience.  I feel like I’ve caught just a glimpse of God’s longsuffering toward His children as we struggle through this life on earth – and how He so tenderly woos us all along the way  - through the love of others.

Truly, I haven’t wept like this over a story in a while!  It is absolutely amazing!  It is timeless….it’s relevant…and it reflects the loving grace of our Heavenly Father in such a personal way!  All of the lives in this story are broken….mended…broken again…mended….and it all comes together so naturally, so beautifully that you will be left with an aching heart that understands what a great love we are loved with when we know Yeshua Messiah.

Go…read this book…and rejoice!!

If you would like to read the first chapter of Then Sings My Soul, go HERE.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your review made me weepy! Thank you so very, very much! Your summary captured exactly the theme I was hoping/praying/trying to convey. Thank you!