Friday, March 6, 2015
Miracle at the Higher Ground Cafe...Review
What if you could ask God anything? What would you ask? And how would he answer?
Chelsea Chambers is on her own. After a public split from her NFL superstar husband, Chelsea takes a bold step out of the limelight and behind the counter of the Higher Grounds Café, an old-fashioned coffee shop in dire need of reinvention. But when her courage, expert planning, and out-of-this-world cupcakes fail to pay the bills, this newly single mom finds herself desperate for help. Better yet, a miracle.
Then a curious stranger lands at Chelsea's door, and with him, an even more curious string of events. Soon, customers are flocking to the Higher Grounds Café, and not just for the cupcakes and cappuccino. They've come for the internet connection to the divine. Now the café has become the go-to place for people in search of answers to life's biggest questions.
When a catastrophe strikes and her ex comes calling, Chelsea begins to wonder if the whole universe is conspiring against her quest to make it on her own. After a shocking discovery opens her eyes to the unseen world around her, Chelsea finds the courage to ask, and heaven answers in a most unexpected way.
Estranged from her NFL husband, Chelsea returns to her roots and her mother's coffee shop. Higher Grounds Cafe is on the verge of closing, but Chelsea wants to make it work. In dire need of help, a sweet, clumsy lump of a man shows up and helps Chelsea get the cafe back on its feet. Manny installs wifi and the only site that is accessible is The God Blog. A place for people to ask questions that God will answer. Chelsea is skeptical at first, but as The God Blog brings in more and more customers, she realizes how many lives are being changed and how many hearts softened, including her own.
I know Max Lucado mostly by name. I haven't read anything by him, but the premise for this book caught my attention and I'm glad I paid attention. I am a firm believer in guardian angels. I have no doubts that angels minister to each of us. But I had no idea going into this story, just how much angels would figure into it. In this story, angels are everywhere and battle the dark side for our souls. And we are reminded once more that each person matters to God.
The story is strongly Christian as one would expect from Max Lucado. It's also heartwarming as you see the power of forgiveness work in the life of one woman. As a side, I loved Manny's fascination with Star Wars. So fun!
Thanks to Litfuse Publicity and Netgalley for the opportunity to review this book. You can learn more about Max Lucado here. You can see other reviews and tour stops here. You can purchase your own copy here.
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