Friday, July 15, 2011

Book Review: Sweet Sanctuary

Sweet Sanctuary
by Sheila Walsh and Cindy Coloma

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 Sweet Sanctuary is about a single mother, Wren, who is trying to do the right things for her son, Charlie. After everything she went through as a child, she just wants to make sure her son doesn't have to as well. That is until an unexpected birthday request from her grandmother sends her world upside down and she is filled with memories she would rather not think about. This story provided me with a mix of emotions as Wren had to face her family and her fears, but came to know the truth. God is always with us.

This story not only made me feel for Wren and her son and what they had been through, but also it made me feel hopeful that things would be okay for them. In the book, Wren comes to finally realize that if she let's God be in control, they will make it through the stormy seas of life. Because we never really know God's plan. Even if it involves doing things that are completely out of the comfort zone she has made for herself and Charlie. Sometimes the things we try to run away or protect ourselves from are actually the things we need most. To grow. To heal. To love. To forgive. Wren let people and her past circumstances shape who she is today and she doesn't do things she would really love to do. She let go of those dreams long ago. But, over the course of the story, Wren is met with new obstacles (family reunion, ex-husband, her job) that try to tear her down inside. She prays and prays. She finally realizes that she can let God in, let her walls down, and truly be happy, no matter what comes their way in the future.

I would have to say that the overall message of Sweet Sanctuary is one of love, truth, and hope. It reminded me that we are not in control. We need to pray for guidance and know that God will hear our prayers and will answer how and when He knows the time is best.

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