My first summer read and it’s coming close to the end of July. Either way I’m glad I choose this book because in the end and on the last day of reading it, it gave me hope for my own personal situations.
The two main scriptures that gave me a peaceful hope this morning was Jeremiah 29:11 and 1 John 4:18. In the story it is these two scriptures that confirm the events that are happening in Megan Gunns life, one of the main characters, life. They confirm that all along despite her expectation of heaven being where her hope and future lies, God has a hope and future for her while she’s living on this earth. Also that she can love and trust the 49er football player Aaron Hill, not just because of how much he has changed, but because perfect love casts out fear.
Truly this fiction story is centered on an eight-year-old boy named Cory Briggs.
He is the child of a woman named Amy. Yet, He becomes the foster child of Megan Gunn. Cory’s character is vibrant and free, just as any eight-year-old should be. Throughout the story, he holds on with such a faith, that shows clearly what Jesus meant by, whoever doesn’t have faith as a child cannot enter the kingdom of God. Regardless of what logical thinking adults have to say about his beliefs, Cory never lets go of what his mother prayed for and told him.
Other themes in the story are foster care, football, and family. This novel brings attention to foster care and the struggles of those who exit the foster care system without a supportive familial foundation or financial foundation.
This novel raises awareness of the Alex Smith foundation and foster care. For more information on the foundation visit AlexSmithFoundation.org
Copyright 2007 Zondervan