What if you could ask God anything? What would you ask? And how would He answer? These are the questions that are explored in Mac Lacado’s newest fiction novel, Miracle at the Higher Grounds Café. I must admit that while I was intrigued by the book, I also thought it was a little corny. In fact, the first chapter or so may leave you thinking the same thing. However, I would encourage you to continue to read.
This book takes place in the heart of San Antonio where newly separated Chelsea reopens her moms' coffee shop in an effort to put her life back together after separating from her NFL husband. Despite her best efforts, things don’t go as Chelsea plan. There is a lot to love about this book, including characters were quirky yet realistic; complicated relationships that may remind you of your life or at least someone you know; and the underline message to never give up hope. Woven throughout this story is also the Christian message of redemption, forgiveness, and rebirth.
Two final things that I love about this book: 1) while the Christian story is woven throughout, it is done in a way that a nonbeliever would love this book as well. 2) this book also contain twelve discussion questions at the end, which makes it the perfect book for a book club, women’s group or for quiet reflection.
Until next week,
Continue to pray for me and know I am praying for you,
P.S. I would like to thank Max Lucado, Tommy Nelson and Family Christian Stores for providing me a free copy of Miracle at the Higher Grounds Café to review.