5 Stars Out Of 5
An amazing tale of God's Love for Everybody
May 6, 2011
The Phantom Paragrapher
Tauranga, New Zealand
Review: The Triumph of Grace - Grace in Africa Series #3- Kay Marshall Strom - Feb 2011
Wanting a series that will make you think ? Think about how much the world has changed and thank god for it also , with the aiding of William Wilberforce, Abraham Lincoln - the passing of the abolishment of slavery, however unfortunately it didn't completely end their as years and years later, we would enter the world of apartheid and Nazi's and KKK's. However , I am thankful that all that has been abolished in present time as it is an awful thing to have to go through. I'm not sure what it is like in other countries , but I know that in New Zealand - there is no singling out by race but unfortunately you do come across a hint of racism and in New Zealand , our biggest downfall is judging people not by their skin colour but by their class level.
In The Triumph of Grace we read as Grace is a slave from Africa- years ago Grace, her husband Cabeto and his brother Sunba were separated from their families and children and brought to England to be slaves for the rich and wealthy white people. The story starts with Grace being halled into jail for a crime that she didn't commit and is sentenced to a prison ship bound for New South Wales, Australia. Desperate to get to the Americas and find her husband , some important and wealthy friends of Grace's including Lady Charlotte help Grace obtain a pass on a slave ship headed to America . On this ship, Grace pretends to be an Indian boy as girl slaves did not fetch as high as price. Once Grace lands in Charleston , America - she is sent to live with a family but as soon as they discover she can read, they sell her to John Hull as nobody wants a slave that can read as slave that can read = TROUBLE. However, it seems that God has a bigger purpose for Grace's life as John buys her with one request that she teach him to read and the only book available happens to be the Bible, so soon we are presented with pages and pages of the Gospel and God's word as Grace teaches John. Along the way, we read as Cabeto and Sunba are reunited and soon Grace hears that Cabeto is nearby, so John sets out to purchase Cabeto and grant him and Grace freedom. The story then goes about their journey to freedom and finally we see them as a happy family with their child John Freedom - a fitting name and we also hear from Lady Charlotte and her ventures in the Epilogue.
A great series and easy to read , I found very enjoyable and now I will have to make it my goal to seek out Books #1 and #2.