Sunday, July 25, 2010

Book Review: Resurrection in May by Lisa Samson

The Christian experience is one of death and rebirth, and that is the story of May in this newest book by Lisa Samson.

May Seymour has just graduated from the University of Kentucky, and has no idea what she will do with her life. Up until this point she has been self-centered and privileged, and the only things on the horizon are a possible job interview…and the back-up plan of a trip to Rwanda.

In the months before she leaves for Africa, May meets Claudius, a simple farmer with a fatherly love for May. She spends the summer on his farm, learning to enjoy the slower pace of life in the Kentucky hills. Claudius has hope that after Rwanda she might come home to his farm, and possibly even marry Eli – a local boy that May knows from her years at UK.

But life happens. In Rwanda May learns about God, friendship, love and war, and comes home to the farm a scarred and broken girl. Healing is slow and not without pain, but it does come as surely as the crocus blooms in the spring. But May never expected the death of self that true resurrection requires.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their <> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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