Weekend Book Review: Miracle on HIgher Grounds Cafe
Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe (Thomas Nelson, February 2015)
What if you could ask God anything? What would you ask? And how would he answer?
Chelsea Chambers is on her own. After a public split from her NFL superstar husband, Chelsea takes a bold step out of the limelight and behind the counter of the Higher Grounds Café, an old-fashioned coffee shop in dire need of reinvention. But when her courage, expert planning, and out-of-this-world cupcakes fail to pay the bills, this newly single mom finds herself desperate for help. Better yet, a miracle.
Then a curious stranger lands at Chelsea’s door, and with him, an even more curious string of events. Soon, customers are flocking to the Higher Grounds Café, and not just for the cupcakes and cappuccino. They’ve come for the internet connection to the divine. Now the café has become the go-to place for people in search of answers to life’s biggest questions.
When a catastrophe strikes and her ex comes calling, Chelsea begins to wonder if the whole universe is conspiring against her quest to make it on her own. After a shocking discovery opens her eyes to the unseen world around her, Chelsea finds the courage to ask, and heaven answers in a most unexpected way.
My Review: This book is great. Can you imagine going to a coffee shop, typing a message to God and him responding with either an answer that you're wanting to hear or something you know that you need to do? Higher Ground Cafe isn't an ordinary Cafe, but a place where people are sending messages to God and getting answers back. Chelesa, the main character is always finding the courage to ask questions about her personal doubts. Would you be willing to do this yourself? If you believe in God, would you ask him anything and would you believe in his response when he answers back something very specific to you? I love the message behind this book and this is extradorinary. Well done, Max! The story line was fantastic and unlike anything I have ever read before for a fiction book.
About the Author:
More than 120 million readers have found comfort in the writings of Max Lucado. He ministers at the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Denalyn, and a sweet but misbehaving mutt, Andy.