Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Lead Me Home by Stacy Hawkins Adams

Lead Me Home is a fictional book, the story of a stay-at-home mom and pastor's wife. A woman who lives with a life-crushing secret. The main character, Shiloh, has many roles. She is the mom to 4 boys, aged 9-17. She is the wife of a pastor, the daughter of a pastor. She is active in the church and leader of a women's Bible study. She is a sister who wishes she had a better relationship with her sisters.

Throughout the course of the book Shiloh is stretched in many different ways. She finds joy substitute-teaching music; she fights envy/competition of another woman in the church; she is offered opportunities to tighten family bonds. I guess the largest conflict in the book is a conflict within her. With God's help, she comes clean of the big secret which has been seemingly running her life for too many years. It is a hard thing for not only her, but for her family as well.

I don't want to give too much away, so I won't say more on that matter. You'll have to read the book. :)

It's not a "fluffy read" in the sense that it does require a bit of processing, it covers several thought-provoking topics. It's well-written and you'll find yourself reading quickly through it (and maybe staying up later than usual to read a little more!) It feels very honest and you will just delight in the freedom given to Shiloh upon her confessions and opening herself to God's plan.

I would definitely recommend this book. Give it a read!

I also want to highlight something in the beginning of the book. I don't know if you are a person who reads the dedication in the front of the book, but in case you are not, this one struck me, so I wanted to make sure you read it! :) Here's what it says: "This book is dedicated to you, wherever you are and whatever your circumstances. May you not only be entertained by this story, but also inspired to recognize and embrace the blessings borne from your life's broken places. May your soul be refreshed and your spirit filled with peace." Thank you Stacy Hawkins Adams, for caring so much about your readers!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review. I was not required to write a positive review.

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