Saturday, May 15, 2010
"The Heart Mender" by Andy Andrews
I received this complementary copy of the book as part of the "Book Sneeze" program at Thomas Nelson Publishers. It has definitely made it to my favorites shelf! The characters, setting, and story were realistic and the plot was believable. It is a great gift book for the broken-hearted; will lead to great discussions as a book group selection; and is wonderful for personal spiritual growth. Here is one of my favorite passages from the book.
"Warming to the thought, Margaret asked, "Billy, where is it written that for one person to forgive another, the offender must ask for forgiveness? Where is it written - not in the Bible, for sure - that for one person to forgive another, the offender must deserve it?" Margaret stood. Eyes narrowed, head cocked, she asked, "how about this...where is it written that for one person to forgive another, the offender has to approve it, accept it, or even know about it?" pg. 157