Thursday, March 26, 2015

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe Review

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I just finished reading Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe, by Max Lucado. I was expecting a typical Christian self-help book. Instead, I was swept away with a refreshing story. A story of love, angels, hope, and ultimately forgiveness.

Book Description:

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 curiouser 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.

I loved the idea of the God Blog. It made me sit and think what would I ask God if I could ask him one question. When people learn that they can ask the "God Blog" a question they start flocking in and the cafe starts slowly standing on its own two feet.

In this book, heaven is working from above to protect us. It really is breathtaking. You see how heaven plays a part in changing people from the inside out. You see the Chambers family learn to forgive and let go of the past.

In my 39 years I have found that one of the hardest, most loving things you can do is learn to forgive. I've also witnessed my husband change. I know it was God that changed his heart. It's beautiful to think about how heaven could be helping us and watching over us every day of our lives.

I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars. I really enjoyed it. It's a really light, enjoyable read. The only problem is that it's predictable. 

You can purchase Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe by clicking on the link.

If you could ask God one question, what would you ask?