Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain…John 15:16a
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Singing from the Heart
The lyrical title of Songs of Deliverance is one that invites readers to dance with characters and circumstances left to ponder at the close of its predecessor, Rhythms of Grace.
Getting beyond the surface requires unlocking (willingly and forcefully) doors that hold us hostage to our pasts. So it is with four friends who have returned to their beginnings.
The return to Testimony, Ohio cleverly weaves the richness of the past of a devalued people with the necessity of decision making for the future of Grace, Brian, Zeely and Ron. Through exposure of church and personal truths Author Griffith draws the reader into the stage she has skillfully set. Through the power of the written word, the story speaks to the harsh realities of choices as her characters must deal with – what is.
For those unfamiliar with the intensity of the Pentecostal experience, I urge you not to neglect the opportunity of a good read due to indifference. What sings from these pages, may well be the deliverance you did not know you needed.