Feb. 5, 2018

The Color of Redemption by Lynn Cornell

***** 5 stars

Radical Forgiveness or Festering Memories?

 

What an unforgettable novel of a dark time in our nation and the division that still exists between races today.

Katie Parker endures an unspeakable tragedy in Alabama in the 1960's. Lynn Cornell graphically describes segregation, social unrest, and racial hatred. You will feel Katie's fear and horror and pray for her rescue. You will breathe easier as you read of the slow societal changes with time and location.

However, just when Katie thinks her world has improved for the better, she begins to see racism rear its ugly head in other forms. (My own stomach again began to knot.) What she discovers in her own heart and what Christ asks of her becomes both surprising and difficult as God answers her prayer for a loved one through the most amazing of people.

This novel will stun you, make you cry, make you happy, and make you think. No matter to what race you belong, we all need to heed God's call to unconditional forgiveness and love, following Christ's example. Highly recommended.

 I was gifted a copy of this book from the author. (I also bought a copy.) However, a positive review was not required and all opinions are my own.