Hiding From God
January 20, 2013, 8:32 pm
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Hiding from God. Who hasn’t done this? Once we let God in, amazing things can happen. Shelly Graham, the main character in Robin Jones Gunn’s novel Clouds, begins a journey back to God. She is like a lot of us. We don’t live bad lives, but we tend to push God away as we move through our lives.

Shelly begins her journey back when she faces losing her job as an airline stewardess. A move back home allows her to become closer to one of her sisters, as well as to explore her career options. A reconciliation with her best friend and former next door neighbor Jonathan, who has just gotten engaged, is part of Shelly’s journey. She mourns his loss in her life, but is very kind towards his fiancée.

At a conference, Shelly is moved when the speaker tells the women, “’I believe God will not give up until he gets us back. . . . He’s giving us every chance to come to him as he calls out, ”Where are you? I want you back. Don’t hide anymore. Come back to me. I won’t give up because I absolutely love you.”’”

With this revelation, Shelly is able to let go of guilt that exists following the end of her relationship with Jonathan five years earlier. Let go and let God do what He will.

I don’t think it is necessarily a violation to say that they do get back together. I knew this from the moment I opened the book. An illustration on the inside front cover portrayed the town of Glenbrooke and showed Jonathan and Shelly’s cabin. Plus, don’t they always? That aside, I found this book to be completely enjoyable and an absolute page-turner.

I received a copy of this book from Multnomah Press in exchange for writing a review. I was under no obligation to give a favorable review.