Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Resurrection in May by Lisa Samson (Review)

Book Description

May Seymour graduated from college with the world at her feet and no idea what to do with it. A mission trip to Rwanda brought her a sense of purpose in loving others. So when the genocide began she chose to remain in the village, which was subsequently slaughtered. Only May survived.

So, May journeyed to heal on the farm of Claudius Borne, a sweet, innocent old man who understood plants and animals far better than people.

Years later, having not stepped a foot off Claudius' farm, May learns an old college flame, now a death-row inmate, is refusing to appeal his sentence. Can she convince him to grab hold of life once again? Their surprising friendship turns the tables, for the prisoner, Eli Campbell, has a deeper faith from which to draw than she. Eli slowly begins to pull May from her cloistered existence. With the help of Eli, their tiny town, and ultimately a renewal of faith, May comes to life once again.

My Review:
Wow. This was a wonderful contemporary Christian fiction novel. It is moving, touching, and unforgettable. It is not always easy to read because of the scenes describing the genocide in Rwanda and what happens to May. My heart hurt. She is destroyed and becomes a recluse for ten years on Claudius's farm. The title is very appropriate. The main themes are grace and forgiveness. This is definitely a Christian fiction novel. It is very well written and the plot and characters are unique and memorable. I am not sure I will ever reread it but it is still going on my keeper shelf. Highly Recommended.

About the author:
Lisa Samson, the Christy-award winning author of Christianity Today’s Novel of the Year Quaker Summer, has been hailed by Publishers Weekly as one of the “most powerful voices in Christian fiction.” She lives in Kentucky with her husband and three kids.
I received this book free from Book Sneeze for review.

1 comment:

Janet Bly said...

Glad to read a review on one of Lisa Samson's novels that we don't have in our library. . .yet. A great writer!

Janet Chester Bly

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