Author: Marcia Moston
Release Date: January 4, 2021
From the author of Call of a Coward—the God of Moses and the Middle-Class Housewife, comes another inspirational, Christian-living memoir.
When Bob and Marcia Moston told their friends they were moving south, they meant it as a geographical move. They didn’t expect their plans to go south too.
Trusting his wife’s previously sound judgment, Bob agrees to have Marcia go ahead of him and pick out a house—an efficient, low-maintenance one. It was a good plan. If only Marcia had stuck to it.
But when she veers from the plan, the couple find themselves overwhelmed with the consequences of a seemingly bad decision. Marcia looks for encouragement in the story of Jacob—the patriarchal bad boy, remembered more for the predicaments he got himself into than for his commendable deeds—and the God who is not deterred by our plots, plans, stratagems, and side trips.
Written with heart, humor, and biblical insight, Going South—with the God of Jacob’s and My Mistakes offers hope and encouragement to those who find their lives upturned by a geographical move, a chaotic economy, a backfired dream, or just a plain bad choice.
Reviewer: Lori Parrish
I was all in from the beginning until the end! Yes! I even got a few laughs out of it. I totally love this author's memoir. I think I fell in love right about midway in it.
I did feel sorry for Bob, her husband, but yet at the same time, I thought it was sort of like a lifetime adventure. I guess what I like best about the book was that it was told from the author's perspective, and it made me relate to her more, and I felt like this story came straight from her heart.
Trust is a very strong issue here. It's a test of faith for sure. Looks can be deceiving is an understatement as well, and that, in my opinion, is the reason for the laughs that I got out of this book. There are some lessons to be learned along the way as well. I liked those too. Those remind us how fast we can get into trouble if we don't listen to God and give in to our own whims.
The writing is superb. This is a story that will not let you put it down until you are finished with it. I especially liked the Bible verses before each chapter. There are a few that have become my favorites as I read along.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 is to me a special reminder from God.
"For everything, there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven."
For whenever we get impatient, headstrong, or whatever the case may be. One more that I like is from Brennan Manning.
"Second journeys begin when we know we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the morning program....(They) usually end quietly with a new wisdom and a coming to a true sense of self that releases great power."
How true this is!
I give this story 5 stars for the storytelling, the laughs, and the tears. I highly recommend it.
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