Wednesday, April 21, 2010

River's Edge

"River's Edge" by Terri Blackstock

This is book #3 in the Cape Refuge Series. I really like the author and how she uses God's grace in her books. I was just as captivated in this book as her first two. A mayoral candidate's wife goes missing and he is the prime suspect. The police chief's thinks foul play is involved. There is love, strife, murder, mystery, alleged affair and struggles with infertility. All of this is woven together in one page turning book. There is a part in the book that talks about putting on the armor of God. A mom would "put on" the armor of God on her girls before they went to school. I think this is a great way to teach children about the armor. Here also is an explanation, "the helmet of salvation, you got that the minute you gave your life to Christ. You don't have to pretend to put some imaginary steel cap on your head. It's already there. The belt of truth is in God's Word. You get it from studying it, learning it, knowing what is says. The breastplate of protection because you exchanged your sins for Christ's righteousness, and your shoes of the gospel of peace you get buy studying God's Word and making it a part of you. Spreading the Word, telling others about the peace you've found. You have something they need. You strengthen the shield of faith by studying God's Word as if it were your very lifeline. Because it is. As you get to know the Word of God, front to back, layer upon layer, hunger for it, breathe it and the sword will get sharper and more effective." I loved that explanation and how practical it is.

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