Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Water is Eternal and It Has a Tale to Tell

H2O the NovelH2O the Novel by Austin Boyd
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

H2O is a contemporary crossover women’s novel that tells the story of Kate Pepper, a successful young business woman in Seattle whose life is suddenly—and strangely—turned upside down. Unexplainable visions torment her every time she gets wet. Sinking into despair, frantic to avoid water at any cost, Kate ultimately finds romance and redemption through the advice of simple people who love her for who she is, not what she was.
   Kate Pepper has it all . . . a razor-sharp intellect, perfect health, stunning beauty, a wildly successful career, and all the money she can spend. Or rather, she thinks she has it all.
   Despite the perfect shell, there’s something dark inside Kate. Terrible visions send her into a deep depression and her world crumbles. All her business savvy and elite connections don’t make a difference; she has lost control.
Who will save her? Xavier, her predatory boyfriend? Or Candice, the Down syndrome waitress at her favorite coffee shop? At the bottom of her dark well, desperate to get out of the water, there’s nowhere to reach but up.
   H2O—a fascinating allegorical look at success, sanity and spiritual redemption in a young woman’s relationship with water. 

This book was interesting to say the least. I still am not really sure how I felt about it. There were some parts I liked... but some that were not really my style of reading. Overall though I have to say I DID read the whole book, and was curious to find out what happened at the end. So it certainly kept my attention. I guess this is one of those books that kind of depends on what you enjoy reading. Things I liked about the book were: The importance of a relationship with Jesus verses religion itself. The fact that God gets people's attention by different means. We are not all drawn in the same manner, but He does draw people to Him. We should be aware when others are sharing their life experiences with us, that the things happening to them could be the Holy Spirit drawing them. It was not a "preachy" book, but leaned more towards showing God's grace, forgiveness, and love for people no matter what their status in life or their past. As Christ followers, we should extend unconditional love and grace to others, who may or may not be seeking Him, because He IS seeking them, and we are exemplifying Jesus so we should be aware of how we are portraying Him to others.

This book was sent to me by the author Austin Boyd for the purpose of my review. I am so thankful for those authors who are not afraid to share their faith and are talented enough to incorporate it in a way it can be understood and grasped by Christians and non-Christians.

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