Friday, February 8, 2013

A Just Man

As a Christ-following mother of two pre-teen boys, I am constantly on the lookout for good books that will point them to their Father in Heaven and toward their Savior, Christ Jesus.  So, when I picked this book, 'A Just Man' by Helen Daniel, I felt like I hit the jackpot!

Perfect for a nine-year-old who reads confidently by himself, the story follows the life of Billy Jones who comes from a dysfunctional family with an abusive, alcoholic father.  Throughout the story, the author consistently weaves in the story of God's amazing grace and redemption through His Son, and the miraculous change that happens when we receive our new life in Him.  Whether you have younger children, or teens, I would highly recommend either using this as a read-aloud or having your children read it on their own.

From the back:

At the beginning of the Revolutionary War, a father and son struggle to trust in and follow God’s will. Farmers, preachers, and shipbuilders, generations of the Matthews family struggle to live according to God’s will. Through the Revolutionary War, droughts, and floods, they strive to hold firm to their belief in the love and forgiveness of their Creator, but will the outsiders they take into their homes and hearts reaffirm or destroy their faith? In this engrossing historical novel, set during the American Revolutionary War, readers will find a wholesome and detailed look at life and faith in the late 1700s.

*I received this book through Thomas Nelson Publishers free through their Booksneeze blogger program.  I was in no way compensated for a good review.