BOOK REVIEW OF THE WEEK: The Passion of Mary-Margaret by Lisa Samson

I have not read all of Lisa Samson’s books yet but every book of hers I have read absolutely takes my breath away.  BUT The Passion of Mary-Margaret is my favorite.  Samson paints such a magnificent picture of what a life sold out to God can look like and I’m here to tell you it ain’t all pretty.  In my own path with the Lord, He has been giving me little glimmers of how how He can over come your deepest loneliness with nothing but Himself.  This front and center position is exactly the position Jesus plays in the life of Mary-Margaret.

Mary-Margaret is this sweet young girl that grew up knowing that she would be a nun.   Then in walks Jude Keller, the wild child from the lighthouse she can see from her backyard.  Now Margaret-Mary KNOWS that Jude is trouble and that she has no business being with a wild boy but the Lord has other ideas.  Samson is a master at not just creating stories but creating people through their struggles and joys to become full blown characters with so much intensity you feel they are sitting with you as you read.  The Passion of Margaret-Mary is a love story but so much more than a romance.  it’s a full portrait about how a life with God is beyond our plans and beyond our expectations but full to over flowing.


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About Karen Tripp

Beyond being a Christian Counselor and the President of Cancer Companions, Karen loves to read (she's a great reader) and loves to sing (she's a bad singer) in her home near St Louis, MO. Cancer has personally touched Karen's personal life through her dad - a 23 year colon cancer survivor. Impacting lives for Christ through her speaking, writing and counseling fills Karen with a passion which infuses every task she approaches. (except matching socks. Karen hates matching socks.)
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