Friday, August 26, 2011
Book Review: Cherished by Kim Cash Tate
How can she believe God cherishes her when she can't forgive herself?
Kelli London once dreamed of being a songwriter. As crazy as it seemed, she hoped that God would use the lyrics that came to her while she slept. She dreamed about Brian too, that the love they shared would be a forever kind of love. But choices she'll forever regret upended her hope . . . and turned her dreams to dust. When those dreams come knocking once more, she's forced to deal with the pain of the past.
Heather Anderson's life has spun out of control—first, an affair with a married man, then a one-night stand with the drummer of a popular Christian band that left her devastated. Broken and alone, she cried out to the only One who can save her. And He did. But that's just the beginning, because now she must leave behind the only life she's ever known.
Two women with shame-filled pasts form an unlikely friendship. What does God's forgiveness look like for them? Will they ever believe that He loves them . . . and can still offer them a life where they are cherished?
Cherished is definitely a "chick" book. It is a story about women: their friendships, their struggles, and accepting and giving forgiveness. It does however not only focus on the women in this story, it also tells it from the male perspective. We get to see inside the main male characters in this story: their hopes, dreams, failures, and search for forgiveness. The book tells a powerful story of forgiveness and healing and the difficulty in really accepting that not only can God forgive us, but He can use our sins and what we learn from them for good. It also shows how difficult it is for us as human beings to forgive even though we all want to be forgiven. The power of friendship and prayer are also main elements in this story. Cherished is a very good read, one that will leave you with a lasting impression.
I received a complimentary e book copy of Cherished from Thomas Nelson for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation.