Saturday, April 4, 2015

Miracle At The Higher Ground Cafe by Max Lucado with Candace Lee and Eric Newman

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Synopsis: What if you could ask God anything? What would you ask? And how would he answer?
Chelsea Chambers is on her own. After a public split from her NFL superstar husband, Chelsea takes a bold step out of the limelight and behind the counter of the Higher Grounds Café, an old-fashioned coffee shop in dire need of reinvention. But when her courage, expert planning, and out-of-this-world cupcakes fail to pay the bills, this newly single mom finds herself desperate for help. Better yet, a miracle.
Then a curious stranger lands at Chelsea's door, and with him, an even more curious string of events. Soon, customers are flocking to the Higher Grounds Café, and not just for the cupcakes and cappuccino. They've come for the internet connection to the divine. Now the café has become the go-to place for people in search of answers to life's biggest questions.
When a catastrophe strikes and her ex comes calling, Chelsea begins to wonder if the whole universe is conspiring against her quest to make it on her own. After a shocking discovery opens her eyes to the unseen world around her, Chelsea finds the courage to ask, and heaven answers in a most unexpected way.
Thoughts: This was a very uplifting story. I enjoyed the main storyline as well as the numerous subplots running throughout. Lucado has a way of telling a story that makes you feel you are right there with the characters at every turn.

Even though this is a Christian novel, I didn't find it to be overly "preachy." Yes, there is a lot of talk about God and angels, but there are just as many skeptics as believers among the characters, much like real life.

**I received a copy of this book through booklookbloggers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are entirely my own.**
My rating: Five stars

1 comment:

Click said...

I love the cover for this one. I've read a few Christian fiction stories and like you I often find them a bit 'preachy' but this one sounds like it's got a good balance between the religious aspect and the non-religious one. I'm tempted to pick up a copy. :-)

Cait @ Click's Clan