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After a troubling encounter with a pregnant teen, Sheila Peterson-Brooks hurries from the crisis pregnancy center into the frigid Minnesota winter where she is mugged and left for dead. After a frantic search, Richard, her husband, finds her, and the police quickly nab the mugger …
A hungry, homeless teen.
The brother of the pregnant girl Sheila had just counseled.
The girl pleads for her brother, and Sheila and Richard choose not to press charges. Instead, they open their home to the boy, a move that could cost them their possessions, and their hearts.
And, in the process, teach them the true meaning of home.
God is “into” recycling.
What a wonderful illustration, and what an amazing conclusion to the Coming Home series!
Hungry for Home is a heart-tugging story. The characters are so genuine, and their circumstances so trying, you can’t help but love them and want to see things work out for them. From homelessness and hunger to teen pregnancy and drug abuse, Brenda Anderson doesn’t shy away from the realities of the world around us. Her characters see God working in and through their situations in a way that offers hope to each reader, that He is able to do the same in each of our lives as well.
Hungry for Home is the fourth book in the Coming Home series, and I am sad to see these characters’ stories end. It could probably be read as a stand-alone, but the story is much deeper when you understand the background from the previous stories. If you haven’t read them, start at the beginning. You won’t be sorry! 🙂
(I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts expressed here are entirely my own.)