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Now a divine power has set Mary free to bring life-changing hope and love to battered women living in the shadow of the nation's capital-women like Emma Johnson. A single mother fleeing an abusive relationship, Emma wonders whether there is hope for her and her young daughters. She is desperate, broken, and unloved . . . and tempted to commit the unthinkable. Then Mary introduces Emma to the greatest love of all, greater than any either of them has ever imagined.
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2015
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 X 0.50 (inches)|
MommaMelissaOntarioAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5this book is realOctober 6, 2015MommaMelissaOntarioAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5My favorite Kingsbury because it is not afraid to talk about difficult subjects. God's redemption is for all. Especially those least able to help themselves
Maggie3 Stars Out Of 5DivineAugust 7, 2015MaggieQuality: 3Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1This just a re-pub, so I wish some how you could show this, so we don't think this is a NEW book.
patsbury5 Stars Out Of 5Divine **excellent read**January 30, 2015patsburyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book was such a good read.
It showed how people today are in bondage to sin with all the hurts that fall our way. We become trapped in the sin and how it binds us . Gave the message of God and his love to those of us who are willing to open our hearts and that those of us who can encourage should use the gift God has given us. God allows us things in our lives to help others.
I fell right into the book became their characters, felt their hurts and wanted them to grasp hold of God's love right then and there but knew there always has to be a process ..I couldn't put this book down. It was one of the best books that I have read by Karen Kingsbury.
DyscypleSaint Albans, WVAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Not Quite KingsburySeptember 1, 2012DyscypleSaint Albans, WVAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I must say that this is one of Karen Kingsbury's better books in regard to theology, doctrine, and true Christian living. Although there were one or two parts (statements, really) that do not agree with Scripture, the rest of the book is quite accurate in a biblical sense.
In all, okay, most, of her other books, Kingsbury tries way too hard to express drama. She attempts to make a dramatic situation out of the most trivial, least emotional occasions. However, I do not think this is the case for Divine. I do feel she prolonged the story somewhat and had a bit TOO many "bad things" happen (not to say that they *can't* happen, but in a book you sometimes need to say 'enough!'), but it's not nearly as severe as in her other less biblical books. I found myself saying, "Oh, come on!," only once or twice. Otherwise, I COULDN'T PUT DOWN THE BOOK!
Also, in her other books, the majority of her characters are so ridiculous in action, thought, and word in order to (attempt to) make the story more dramatic (but it really makes it barely tolerable to read). But in Divine, she hit on reality; the characters seem more real, with more realistic reactions and emotions.
She relayed the love of Christ exceptionally, as well as redemption, forgiveness by others (Christians), and the love of Christians and the fact that they WILL be different than the world.
I do recommend this book for older teens (17+) and up due to the very mature content (not necessarily graphic, mind you, but enough to make you shake your head, cringe, and sometimes tear up because you know it happens to people!).
lauraArkansasAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5July 13, 2012lauraArkansasAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5i enjoyed this book very much and would recommend books by this author