Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe- A Review

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe, review, Family Christian, Max Lucado, FCBlogger


miracle [miruh-kuh l]

noun: an effect or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause
People are hungry for miracles.

So it’s no wonder that Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe by Max Lucado (with Candance Lee & Eric Newman) was announced recently as one of Kathie Lee’s “favorite things” on NBC’s TODAY Show!

Within just a handful of hours, I finished reading this “heavenly novel,” and it has quickly become a new favorite of mine as well!

I have to admit, I am not an avid reader of novels or works of fiction. I spend most of my time reading (outside of the Bible, of course) devotionals and educational works that help strengthen my faith walk. I rarely take the time to enjoy getting lost in a story like the one found in Mr. Lucado’s new novel. 

Being an “artsy” person, it isn’t hard for me to be able to paint the images with my imagination that Lucado (along with Lee and Newman) so beautiful strokes in Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe. Through my own personal experiences with some of the heavy topics discussed, such as divorce and infidelity, it was like I was sitting right there in the quaint town in Texas where the cafe resides. As I turned each page, I watched each character connect and sometimes try to un-connect with each other as they naviagated the waters of the mysteries of faith and God. 

And there are mysteries and miracles woven throughout this entire work that will leave you eager to read on and will actually encourage your faith along the way. I found myself re-evaluating my faith in the impossible and the miraculous. Without a single scripture quoted in the text, I knew where the truth of God’s Word was found in every situation that unfolded in this book. 

To me, it wasn’t just a fictional story, full of fantasy and make-believe situations, but a story that could be played out anywhere in the world.

Because I believe.

I believe in the miraculous.

I believe in the supernatural.

If you are questioning if miracles do happen or if the supernatural is real, I urge you to read this book and let Chelsea’s (the main character) journey to discovering forgiveness (which is what holds us back from believing) and faith in God encourage your own walk with God.

Without giving away too much, I believe the theme of this book could stand on one verse from the Bible:

Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. (Hebrews 13:2 NIV)

That truth found in God’s Word and the heavenly story found in Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe is enough for me to keep believing in the miraculous!

Although a work of fiction, the story that inspires Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafeby Max Lucado is anything but unreal or untrue.

But you must believe that for yourself!

Grab your copy of Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe today atFamilyChristian.com!

*I received this book free as a member of the Family Christian Blogger program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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