Thursday, March 12, 2015

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe - Max Lucado

Book Description

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 curiouser 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.
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.
My Thoughts...
I'm not going to lie, the title and cover are what drew me to this book.  Anything having to do with a cafe and/or coffee has my name written all over it!  My other admission?  My most familiarity with Max Lucado is in thanks to his "Hermie" DVD series for children.  I'm not sure I've ever read (or paid that much attention) to anything else of his, so his name on the book was not the draw for me either.
With that being said, this ended up being an okay read.  While it started out a little slow in the beginning, it picked up the pace along the way.  The writing is good, the story line is okay. Another thing it has going for it?  It's relatively a short read.  It's definitely something you can sit down in an evening or two and read from cover to cover!
We also have this book at the library where I work, and it has checked out several times in the short month we have had it.  Those that have read it seem to like it as well, which is always good to hear! It's a bummer to check something out, waste your time reading it, then regret you ever took it home. That's not the case here, so I give this book 3 stars!
**I was given a copy of this book for my honest opinion**

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