Monday, April 21, 2014

Through the Deep Waters by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Sawyer takes a look at Christians’ attitudes towards each other and those who are new in the faith. Through a story with deep spiritual insights and clever dialogue between characters she shows us what it means when Jesus said, “Judge not that ye be not judged”. It is a lesson that is timeless and much needed in the Christian circle today. 

As the characters we see their struggle to not be envious, proud, spiteful and judgmental we are drawn into their thoughts and hearts. For me it showed me how easy it is to come to conclusions about others that are not only untrue but unkind. This story spoke to my heart about what it means to be merciful. It also helped me see God’s mercy for me and what His forgiveness really means in our lives. 

This book is an insightful view of life for a working woman in the 1880s, describing the few options open to women during that time period. But the bigger theme of this book is the power of forgiveness, the meaning of true friendship and the danger of judging others. 

This book was received free in exchange for an honest review.