Sunday, December 29, 2013

His Wounded Heart

Title:  His Wounded Heart
Author:  R. L. Syme
Pages:  218
Year:  2013
Publisher:  White Rose
Note:  I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book from
His Wounded Heart is a novel to enjoy in an afternoon, filled with romance and more.  A young man disillusioned about God, faith and church is seriously injured.  He is so angry no one person stays to help with the long term care.  Of course, Sean wasn’t helping matters any the way he would treat the help even when his friend took time off to help him with learning; Sean wasn’t willing to bend.  One thing he kept holding onto was his pride….until.
The doctor has been working with him, and since her past heartache, she made a vow to keep a distance from any man who showed her affection.  Jaclyn had a dream shattered too, so she was trying to still fill that longing through obtaining a job to be near her love of sports.
While Jaclyn and Sean are the main human characters, the novel really speaks to the readers about God being the One who loves us.  In the pages, is a reminder of how people view God as watching others whether life is good or hard.  I loved how the truth that the people, the church, can be an instrument of mirroring Him and are also faulty humans.  When Jaclyn shows Sean an example he has never witnessed before, something stirs deep within Sean.
Jaclyn needs God to do a work in her heart too, and she submits to His loving hand.  Here is an example of choosing to let God do work in us, for us and through us.  While pain on the earth won’t last forever, our relationship with Him through Jesus will and it anchors us through the tempests.  During times when we are overwhelmed by our emotions or life experiences even what we see others going through, God speaks still.
His Wounded Heart contained pages that were filled more with God’s romance and love for us than mankind can ever really understand.  He reaches out to us, shows us the way to come to Him, speaks through the Holy Spirit to our hearts or minds; this is what makes God so amazing!  Read and share this wonderful tale with anyone God leads you to, perhaps it will stir their hearts too!
My rating is 5+ stars.
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