Book Review: Grace in Strange Disguise

"She was only twenty-eight. How could she have cancer? This wasn't what she'd been promised. Or, what she'd been raised to expect. Hadn't her father always preached that those who have faith would be protected from the problems that plague other people?" In Christine Dillon's debut novel, she tackles these questions with grace and grit. Her response goes beyond our sometimes painful present to impact lives for eternity. Synopsis Esther Macdonald seems to have it all: a fulfilling career, an attractive fiancé, and a respected role at her dad's megachurch. But then she's diagnosed with stage three breast cancer just weeks before her wedding. When she's not miraculously healed before her mastectomy, she hurls questions at her Creator. "Did God even care? Or did he sit up there and move the chess pieces where he wanted, regardless of the pain it caused?" Then a cleaning lady's comment causes Esther to question everything her dad teaches. She searches the Scriptures for herself and begins a fresh journey with the Jesus of the Bible. But this new understanding drives a wedge between Esther and her dad, her fiancé, and even her church. Will she have the courage to follow in her Savior's ... [ read more ]

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