One Perfect Day by Lauraine Snelling
rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book is the story of two mothers. One lost her son right before Christmas. The other one's daughter received his heart in a transplant. The chapters alternate, one tells Nora's story, the next, Jenna's. Not unsurprisingly Nora, who lost her son, finds herself distant from God. She is furious at him and drowning in her sorrow. Jenna praises Him for the new life in her daughter.
I guess sorrow is a stronger emotion than joy. If felt Nora's pain much more than I shared Jenna's joy, but I loved the book. While the character's relationship with God was definitely part of the story, I found it natural, not preachy. Most of us cling to our faith when faced with death--ours or that of a loved one, and being mad at God when tragedy strikes is a very normal human thing.
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