Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Mercy Triumphs {Book Review. Excellent finale to a great contemporary novel series}

I really, truly wish this third book was not the final one in the series. The substance, storylines, tension, and conflict make Mercy Triumphs a book you will want to finish in one day; I know, because that is exactly what I did.

While this book can be read as a stand-alone work, I highly recommend reading the first two books before reading Mercy Triumphs. The power of witnessing an American family living in Sudan, sharing about Christ, seeing the persecution taking place in Africa, and watching various characters within the book seeking out God's plan for their lives is quite incredible. What we believe God has planned for our lives is often not what He has planned for us... but when we trust Him and look beyond ourselves, we get to see that 'God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose' (Romans 8:28). Mercy Triumphs displays this beautifully, and for that reason I cannot recommend it enough.

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher, but was under no obligation to write a review. My honest opinion has been provided without any requirement to write a positive review.*

Mercy Triumphs (New Hope Publishers, September 2017)
Three women. Three impossible circumstances. One merciful God.
Mia, an American Christian, has lived in Sudan so long that persecution, harassment, and danger have become commonplace for her. Her tough outer shell threatens to harden her heart while her newly Christian friends, Halimah and Rania, former Muslims, are forced to live in exile outside Sudan. All three quickly discover that escaping danger in one place only means facing even greater challenges elsewhere. As God’s mercy becomes evident in their lives, they must choose whether or not to offer mercy to those who don’t deserve it.
Third in a trilogy, Mercy Triumphs opens the reader’s eyes to modern-day persecution and the life of Muslims in Sudan. Based on real-life events, Mercy Triumphs reveals some of the struggles Christians face when living under Islamic law. The reader will be inspired to pray for new believers, those who are persecuted for their faith, and even for the salvation of the persecutors.

Jana KelleyAuthor of the captivating novel "Side by Side," Jana Kelley is a Texan who hardly ever lives in Texas. Raised in Southeast Asia, Jana developed a love for cross-cultural living early in life. Her love for writing came soon after. Jana returned to Texas to attend East Texas Baptist University. She and her husband married a month after she graduated, and by their second anniversary, they were living in a remote African town. After 13 years living in Africa and the Middle East, Jana, her husband, and their three boys moved to Southeast Asia where they currently live.

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