About the Book
To one, hope is a gift. To the other, a lie. To both, it’s what binds them.
Mercy Cunningham runs a homeless shelter and soup kitchen in Atlanta. Dismissive of her noble work among the destitute, her father continually pesters her to work for his Fortune-500 corporation. A bedraggled stranger visits the soup kitchen and catches Mercy’s attention. Not because of the piercing gaze almost hidden behind his facial hair, but because something seems off about him.
Noah Allen is not the pastor, or even the man, he once was. The single-blow death of his wife and child made sure of that, as did a raging opioid addiction. Blaming himself for their deaths, he wanders the country without a destination and without a desire to find one.
Then, Mercy finds him.
In My Opinion
Sometimes a name can be hard to live up to, but Mercy Cunningham embodies hers. With a desire to serve the less fortunate, despite her father’s expectations for her, Mercy runs a soup kitchen and a home for those without food or shelter. Sometimes both can be heartbreaking.
Noah has known tragedy and shame but hanging around Mercy threatens to pull him out of his despair. He may not be ready for it, but all in God’s time.
Eavenson packs a lot into the 140-ish pages of this novella—grace, healing, hope, peace, second chances and, of course, mercy. And I loved that there was an epilogue in this so we could see life after the bumpy road.
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