Monday, March 23, 2015

Wakulla Book Review: Crooked Lines, by Holly Michael


Crooked Lines [by Holly Michael] follows the story of Rebecca, a young girl living in Wisconsin and Sagai, a young boy living in India. Rebecca dreams of one day going to India, while Sagai dreams of becoming a priest.

The book follows each of their lives, the choices they make, lessons learned, struggles, and tests of faith endured while working toward each of their ultimate goals. The author uses hardships, sidetracks, and uncertainty to illustrate the crooked zigzag lines that make up life while God’s ever present hand is guiding us.
This book would be an excellent read for young adults unsure of their future and God’s purpose for their life.

The main theme of Crooked Lines is that God is always there, never letting go, even when we cannot feel His presence in our lives. If we are able to put our trust in Him, to keep pressing on, He will guide us to where He wants us to be.

The thesis of the book is clearly stated in the first chapter with a quote from Romans 8:28. “For we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose.” NIV

My first foray into Christian literature, I enjoyed Crooked Lines. It allowed me to look back and see the good that comes out of the hardships and struggles. I would definitely read another book by this author. 

Reviewed by: Nathan L., a Wakulla Book Review

Each WEEK (Usually on Tuesday), we are posting reviews from Wakulla Correctional inmates of 
John 3:16 books. 
Inmates are loving the new books from John 3:16 authors. Chaplain Steve Fox  is adding the new books to the prison library in this initiative to "change lives to ensure a safer Florida."

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