The Legacy

Walsh, Dan & Smalley, Gary. The Legacy: The Restoration Series-Book 4. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell Publishing. 2015.

SUMMARY:
legacyLiving a different life while away at college than his family thought possible, Doug Anderson is falling…falling from faith, family, friends and focus. When an incident causes the two lifestyles to collide, Doug must face his decisions head-on, while determining his future. Though not easy, growing up can be painful and costly yet priceless in the lessons learned…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Reminiscent of the prodigal son theme, The Legacy carries a strong message of reassurance, forgiveness, faithfulness and God’s unending love. Part of The Restoration Series, this concluding novel was equally as thought-provoking as the previous books in the series (The Dance, The Promise, and The Desire). Difficult but necessary life lessons can be learned from The Legacy and the authors did a wonderful job with them. Popular authors full of faith, Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley do not disappoint; I look forward to their next writing venture.

RATING:
4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of The Legacy: The Restoration Series-Book 4 from Revell Publishing for my honest review*

The Desire

Walsh, Dan. Smalley, Gary. The Desire: The Restoration Series. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell. 2014.

SUMMARY:
desireThe intense desire to have a child of their own is emotionally taxing on Alan and Michele’s marriage, finances, time and energy. Though torn by differing passions, they realize God may have a surprise plan for them if they could only learn to trust with their hearts…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Emotionally demanding, this book jostles heart-strings probably very familiar to many. Not just about having a child, this story also demonstrates the necessity of following and trusting in God’s plan…wherever that may lead. Descriptions of missions, poverty and orphans commingle gracefully within the storyline. Full of compassion, faith, truth and hope, this novel works well as a stand-alone although it is also part of the Restoration Series. Having never read another part from that series, I may return and read the others to fill in the pieces I did not realize I was missing. Included at the close of the book is an interview between the authors- very insightful! Well written novel on an emotional subject.

RATING:
4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of The Desire from Revell Publishing for my honest review*