Heart-wrenching at times, full of joy at other times. This is how I would sum up Marilynn Griffith's lastest novel, "Songs of Deliverance." If you are looking to read a happy book, one that is happy from start to finish, this book is not for you; however this really is a book you do not want to miss out on!
Have you ever felt as if you cannot go on or what is the point of trying as no one has faith in you anyways? This perfectly describes the main characters in this novel. However, one lady had faith in these four individuals which made all the difference in the world and helped them grow as individuals and also their relationships with Jesus Christ and those around them.
Griffith's character growth is amazing and you will learn a lot as you journey through the book with them. Each chapter changes perspective either from Zeely, Brian, Ron or Grace's point of view. I loved this style and approach as I felt that it helped me to connect with each of the characters better and really understand where each was coming from. The relationships and ties among not only these four characters, but with the other characters in the book will keep you guessing until the end when all the ties are finally discovered and/or created.
I have never read anything by this author before,as I had received this book as a complimentary copy from Revell, so I did a search on her to see what else she has written. Griffith's novel, "Rhythms of Grace" appears to be a novel that introduces these characters and provides the "background" to this story. It is not necessary to read "Rhythms of Grace" before reading "Songs of Deliverance," however I am curious to know more of the characters' stories and what brought them to the point they are at in the beginning of the second novel.
“Available January 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”