Title: Light From Heaven
Author: Christmas Carol Kauffman
Major Themes: Christian Living, Child Abuse, Family Life
Synopsis: Raised by a Godly mother and an abusive father, Joseph learned to know and love his Heavenly Father.
Christmas Carol Kauffman is one of my all-time favorite authors. I believe I was first introduced to her books when I was about eight or nine years old, when a friend loaned us Hidden Rainbow. Ever since, I have loved them. I only wish she had written more! All of her books, except one which is pure historical fiction (Not Regina), tell the true story of a person or family who lives through very hard situations and finds God to be very real. They are written as a novel, and keep your attention all the way through. Every character is real and the story will stick with you for a long time.
Light From Heaven tells the story of a little boy whose father did not want children, who, in fact, loved nothing except money. Young Joseph, however, had a mother who loved him dearly and taught him to love God with all his heart, soul, mind and strength. As the years went by and his father abused him, belittled him, and scorned everything he did, Joseph learned to pray and take his cares to his Heavenly Father. He also learned to forgive, even when his father did all he could to break up Joseph’s courtship with the woman he believed was God’s choice for him.
Light From Heaven is an amazing story of how God can take the evil that men do, and turn it into something beautiful. Great men of God are often brought through incredible trials, and those trials, though they seem so hard at the time, work to purify the gold.
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