Book Discussion - Promises to Keep

When trying to think of a good book to use for a book discussion, Promises to Keep kept popping up. It had such a strong message interlaced through it that would be perfect to talk about. Have you read it yet? It just came out this year and is the first book by Ann Tatlock I have read. If you haven't read it yet, I highly encourage you to check it out. :-)

Promises to Keep

The strong thread that wove through this book and pulled everything together was the dream of two little girls. The dream of wanting a Daddy. We've all had dreams, right? At least, I know I've had tons! I take after my dad, who is a big dreamer. :-)

Roz and Marie each promised to pray and help each other out to recognize their dream of having a daddy. I don't want to give anything away in this fun story, so will tread lightly. But the lesson the two girls learned is sometimes God has a very different plan in mind to grant them their wish.

They couldn't see it at the time, but after a while, when they looked back on their life, they realized that God did answer their prayers, just not the way they had thought - He didn't take the path toward their dream that they had planned on.

Promises to Keep is a perfect example of God knowing best. While we may wish, hope, and pray for something, God doesn't always grant us our wish - or He answers it in a different way. Why? Because God knows the overall outcome. He sees what we can't. And He knows what is best for His children.

Just like Roz had to finally let go of her dreams and turn them over to the Lord, often we forget to do the same. Sometime it takes a lot for us to realize that what we are fighting against is actually God's perfect plan to give us our hearts desire.

It's a good reminder for all of us. What are your thoughts? We'd love to hear from you concerning our dreams and how God sometimes answers them in ways we could never have dreamed.


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