Sunday, September 25, 2011

Wrapped in Rain by Charles Martin

Wrapped in Rain
by Charles Martin

This is a fanastic book about redemption and the power of unconditional love. It shows that one person can truly make a difference and that sometimes the prayers and love of that person outlast the person's life.

The story begins with a frightened child and chronicles the terror and abuse he lived through from his drunken, unloving father. But God sent a Nanny to the family who loved him and taught him that His Heavenly Father was tender and compassionate.

The child grows to manhood not really fully understanding or embracing God as His friend or savior. But the young man does believe in the love of “Mama Ella”, who was hired by his father to be maid and child care provider for him.

The truly amazing thing about this story is that even though it is a novel the spiritual truths are so profound and real! God IS like this. He CAN do miracles beyond our imagination. And it inspired me because I work with children every day and I pray to be a light for children as “Mama Ella” was.

As the story continues there are many twists and turns and the words and love of “Mama Ella” save many lives from destruction and despair. It reminds us that our prayers for someone else may seem to be fruitless but we don't know the ways that God is reaching out to that person to draw them to Himself.
I received this book free from the publisher through I was not required to write a positive review.