Hey, it’s me, Lacey! Here is that long overdue book review. *wink*. It’s so overdue that the book to be reviewed has changed several times. However, I finally made the final choice. You may recall that during COVID-19, Lilly admitted to spending more money than ever before on books. Now, it’s time for my confession. I, family-dubbed ‘Bookworm’, only bought ONE book during lock down. *gasps in background* Needless to say, that is the book featured in today’s post.
BOTH OF THEM HAVE PROMISED TO PROTECT ME. MY LORD IS NOT HERE. THE STRANGER IS. ONE SAID I WOULD DIE IF I LEFT; THE OTHER SAYS I CANNOT LIVE UNLESS I GO…AND TO GO WITH ONE MEANS TO FORSAKE THE OTHER.
DO I STAY OR DO I GO?
THIS IS MY CHOICE.
Rating: ★★★★★ (Five stars all the way!!)
Bible Translation: King James Version
Controversial: As it is a allegory of the gospel, sin and the price Christ paid are painted very vividly. Whippings and slavery are mentioned.
Age: All ages!
Okay, what do I start with?!?!? The amazing illustrations or the story itself? Seriously, the charcoal illustrations by Louie Royal III are perfect!!!! Dedicated to detail and capturing the vital moments of the story, they were the deciding factor for me buying the book. 🙂 From the girl who struggles to draw stick people.
Now that I have that out of my system, the story….it was really sweet and packed a serious punch!!! A short allegory, it compares the shame of falling for sin and the overpowering grace of the One who loves us unconditionally. Although each scene is only a few paragraphs, the emotion is raw and the heartbreak is real. The struggle the unnamed girl goes through as she waffles between trusting and obeying the One who has cared for her for years, or falling for the deception of a mystery man is intense. You all should know how the Fall and the Gospel plays out, so you already know the outcome. However, this short allegory will throw new light on the grace God sheds on us.
My only complaint is that it’s only 54 pages long. It was hard for me to spend $7.50. (I am such a cheapskate *sigh*) However, it was a great investment.