Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Promise of Home

I received a copy of The Promise of Home by Natasha Deen from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Agreeing to renovate a church in a remote northern Alberta town is an act of panic for a man anxious for a break from God, but ex-pastor Luke Parks needs escape from the girl who crushed his heart. He’s hoping to outrun his crisis of faith, but his doubts quickly find him. To make matters worse, he’s stuck with a snarky church secretary and saddled with an inexperienced assistant.
Through a chance encounter Luke discovers not just a lost kitten, but a deeper, richer side of the congregation. Just as he’s becoming comfortable in his new routine, life takes another swing. His ex-fiancĂ©e shows up begging for forgiveness, and in the process, turns his new friends against him.
As Luke struggles to figure out the line between accountability and forgiveness, he can’t help but wonder if he’ll ever find a place to call home.
Great book about forgiveness.  Luke is looking for a new beginning after being dumped by is fiancĂ©.  He thought is calling was as a pastor but his fist two churches let him go because of differences that Luke is having a hard time getting past.  His dad talks him into helping out as a handyman for a church in Home.  What he finds is a pastor who's ready to retire and a congregation looking for someone to step in.  Luke doesn't want all the niceness that the town is showering him with because he's to angry to realize that they truly care for him.  When he finds a lost kitten his eyes are opened to what his heart wasn't.

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