Author: Lisa Samson
Publication Date: 2010
My rating: 5/5
**Special thanks to Thomas Nelson's Book Sneeze program for the review copy. The opinions expressed are my own.**
Hopeful, lyrical, heartbreaking, healing. Lisa has once again proven her mastery of faith-integrated fiction in this tale of blooming faith and friendship.
I do have one warning. Early in the book there was a scene I almost didn’t finish containing the heartbreak and terror of Rwanda in a very real way. This scene could definitely be too graphic for some readers. However, a death always comes before a resurrection. May’s lifechanging experience in Rwanda leads to the death of all she knows and holds dear before she can fully embrace the life-giving of Christ.
Healing and forgiveness are often learned in the strangest of places. For May this means embracing friendship with an imprisoned murderer who has himself embraced Christ as savior.
Justice and mercy. Showing love often leaves us deeply wounded, but even these wounds can be ultimately healing. Lisa deals with issues of the death penalty in a very balanced way leaving the reader to contemplate questions with no easy answers days after putting the book down.
Resurrection in May is a beautiful, lifechanging book that has quickly pulled itself to the top of my Christian fiction reads of 2010 so far.