Oct. 29, 2017

Where We Belong, by Lynn Austin

***** 5 stars

Adventures in Finding God's Will..

Where We Belong, by Lynn Austin, is the narrative of two wealthy Chicago sisters, Rebecca Hawes and Flora Merriday, who find God's purpose for their lives, one exotic journey at a time. We are treated to enticing slices of life as we take part with the characters in the Chicago fire, over crowded orphanages in late 1800's, and Arabian culture surrounding sheiks.

The sisters are confronted with many trying circumstances. However, one of them is sure to remind the other to trust in the Lord and His faithfulness to deliver them from their problems. This is very inspirational. If God can help the Hawes sisters in their extreme predicaments,surelyHe can help any of us in any difficulty in which we may find ourselves.

The book is very informative; sometimes it is just a little bogged down by author's efforts to explain the gospel or theology.

Quotable: "This is where we belong, isn’t it? On the path that leads to serving God? Isn’t that the essence of faith—walking forward, trusting what you can’t see?”

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley. This in no way influenced my opinions of the book, for which I am solely responsible.