I admire Elizabeth Maddrey for daring to write “Wisdom to Know”. It approaches several difficult subjects-pre-marital sex, abortion, and drug use-with a Christian world-view.
Overall I would have liked to see some bright spots, from any point of view, as the book has a dark feel to it. But the writing drew me in and kept me returning to find out what would happen. It did have a happily-ever-after, which I LOVE, but it was hard fought for (by the characters), much like real-life.
The essential message that I read in this book is two-fold: God always loves us, no matter what, and every woman deserves the love of a GOOD man and shouldn’t settle for less.
More about “Wisdom to Know”
Is there sin that love can’t cover?
Lydia Brown has taken just about every wrong turn she could find. When an abortion leaves her overwhelmed by guilt, she turns to drugs to escape her pain. After a single car accident lands her in the hospital facing DUI charges, Lydia is forced to reevaluate her choices.
Kevin McGregor has been biding his time since high school when he heard God tell him that Lydia Brown was the woman he would marry. In the aftermath of Lydia’s accident, Kevin must come to grips with the truth about her secret life.
While Kevin works to convince himself and God that loving Lydia is a mistake, Lydia struggles to accept the feelings she has for Kevin, though she fears her sin may be too much for anyone to forgive.
My rating: 4 stars
If you’ve read this book, or one similar, how can we better reach the women in our community that have experienced this type of tragedy and self-condemnation? Do books like these open doors to conversation?