MOTIVATE ME is a sporadic feature here in Talk Supe which features things that inspires and motivates me to be positive, creative, and spiritual. #feelgoodfeels
Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe | Max Lucado
Thomas Nelson | Christian Fiction | February 1, 2015
I've always said that I'm not into Christian fiction because I don't like my faith getting trivialized or "fictionalized". If I want God-inspired stories, I prefer to read or follow real life ones at least I know it's not orchestrated and the "miracle" was for real and not some person's idea of what it should or could have been.
My reading selection these past couple of weeks have been spotty and so I decided to pick up MIRACLE AT THE HIGHER GROUNDS CAFE as a palate cleanser. I haven't read any Max Lucado books before, although I've heard of him as I have friends who devour his books like I would pastries. I thought I got nothing to lose, if this was another dud, then I'll just add it to my ever growing pile of duds.
MIRACLE AT THE HIGHER GROUNDS CAFE has a simple plot, Chelsea Chambers is struggling to make her life work and her guardian angel came to help her out. Soon enough, her cafe became the hubub for God's Blog, an actual website where each person can ask "God" one question and get a response. I was entertained to say the least and spent the afternoon engaged in Chelsea's story.
The novel has strong Hallmark feel-good vibes and it helped temper the religious aspect of the novel. There's a lot of corny scenes, but oddly enough, those were the ones that touched and moved me the most. I even found myself tearing up at some point!
Anyway, I know a lot of you might not be into books like this. I still am, but for some reason I found MIRACLE AT THE HIGHER GROUNDS CAFE uplifting, relatable, and hopeful in its simplicity. I don't know when I'm going to read MLucado again, or Christian fiction at that, but I'm glad I did.
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