The Chance by Karen Kingsbury, Book Review

The Chance by Karen Kingsbury is one of those Christian books that you pick up, start reading before bed, and can’t put it down. In other words…it’s really good! Once I finished reading the book I wanted to share my copy with a friend so she could enjoy it too. Well written and captivating from the start, it’s filled with so much emotion and imagery it would not surprise me if this becomes a movie in the near future.

chanceThe central themes of the book are bitterness, resentment, rebellion and reconciliation. It’s also a coming of age book as we meet the key characters in their teenage years. If you’re a fan of author Karen Kingsbury then you’ll enjoy this book too. She keeps the reader captivated with emotion, and turning each page to see how conflict is resolved. There are a few mysteries in the book that add to the excitement.

The only disappointment in this book was the stereotype of the hairdresser career. It was presented as a humiliating job and shameful to the character and I felt this was unfair to those men and women in the profession. It might be interesting if the character had a less stereotypical job because it was presented as a lowly position in the book.  In her shame she says “you don’t know anything about me. You don’t know where I live or where I work…” and her concern is that she’s not good enough. I don’t want to spoil the story and give too many details…so you’ll have to read it yourself.

My Amazon Rating 5/5

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Author Christine Abraham

Founder and Ministry Director of the Womens Bible Cafe™ since 2009, Christine has led 60+ online Bible Studies for women. She completed a Graduate of Biblical Studies from Liberty University. She's an inspired writer, Amazon Top Reviewer and Blogger Follow on Facebook

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