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.
Other than his Christmas novels he has written, I don't recall reading an adult fiction novel by Max Lucado before, but I liked this one.
I did think the book could have been longer. The chapters were too short and ended abruptly, and the reader isn't given much time to get to know the characters before the book is over, but I liked the plot, characters, and setting.
This isn't t he first book to be written that has an angel in human form, and I like the idea. It worked well for the book, and the authors did a good job of writing him into the story.
Obviously, God would never have a blog where He answers questions, but it was a neat idea.
Overall, this is a cool little story and shows through fiction how much God cares about each one of us and is involved, but I did think it could have been deeper and been developed more.
More than 120 million readers have found comfort in the writings of Max Lucado. He ministers at the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Denalyn, and a sweet but misbehaving mutt, Andy.
Miracle At Higher Grounds Cafe' is available from Thomas Nelson Publishing.
Thanks to Litfuse for the review copy.
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