Do You Need to Get Away?

Do you need to get away from the realities of life this summer? One way that I love to get away is to get lost in a great book. Jesus always taught through stories and parables. The great thing about Christian novels is you can be learning Christ-like principles while enjoying a great story.

After the coffee shop and bookstore open, I might be able to start ‘Martha’s book club’. Until then, I will just tell you about some great books…

One of my all-time favorites is Redeeming Love, based on the book of Hosea, by Francine Rivers. It’s a story about love and forgiveness; hurt and healing…it’s just an intense novel, I can’t even describe it. You just have to read it for yourself! It will easily keep you awake until 2:00 in the morning.

So, go read it, and then let me know what you think!


  • cindy huie

    Wow, I just read that novel a few weeks ago…what a beautiful story…from Hosea…from a novel…a beautiful reminder that God can restore, redeem and save anyone! Thank you God! God’s grace is truly AMAZING!

  • Angi Bittle

    Another awesome book is Covenant Child by Terri Blackstock. I recently finished this book and received from our Lord a new vision of His covenant – to never leave or forsake me.
    I am definately interested in a book club…look forward to hearing more about it and possibly helping out. 😉

  • Jeremy Barnes

    I just want you to know how inspiring your singing is every Sunday to me! The songs that you sing and your voice open up my heart to worship and it feels good!! Thank you.