Why does the grass look greener on the other side of the fence? Why do our plans and dreams fall apart? What if we are looking in the wrong place and missing what is right in front of us? In Lead Me Home, Amy K. Sorrells writes how not just a few people, but a community learned how God wants us to live and work together.
James is facing the closing of the church he pastors, and is till dealing with the death of his wife and the change he’s seen in his daughter. Noble has had to grow up early because his dad left the family.Both are wondering what went wrong, and why God seems to be distant. It is only through them stopping to look at what, and who, it around them that they realize God never left; they have just been looking in the wrong direction.
This book was enjoyable to read, and pretty hard to put down. The characters were people you could relate to, and understand what they were like and what they were going through. The descriptions of the places and events made the story realistic and easy to imagine. Since I live in a small town and attend a small church, I could picture what the characters were facing.
What I liked most is that this book did more than entertain, it addressed issues we all face. Feeling like you’re stuck in a rut, that God is somewhere else, that you have failed at what He wants you to do, the need for grace and forgiveness. We get so focused on ourselves that we fail to look to God. In addition to that, we can pull away from the people around us when God wants to use them to help us.
I received a free copy of Lead Me Home from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for this review.