Anna's Healing by Vannetta Chapman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 1st 2015 by Harvest House Publishers
ISBN 0736956034 (ISBN13: 9780736956031)
Anna's Healing is the story of a young woman who moves to Oklahoma with her Aunt and Uncle to try to figure out her life. Her aunt and uncle don't have any children of their own, and Anna feels they are very sad. Her grandmother also lives with them, and her grandmother is a prayer warrior. When Anna has a farming accident that leaves her paralyzed, her grandmother never ceases praying for her healing. During a very serious illness, Anna's family fears the worst. However, her grandmother continues to fervently pray. Miraculously, one day, Anna wakes up from her sickness and is healed.
While this story started and ended from a first person's reporter point of view, the main part of the story was in third person. At first I didn't really like how the story started, but the more I read, the more I wondered, how else would it have started? It would have been to short to begin from the accident. And it would have left out a ton of details that added depth to the story. By the time I was done, I really enjoyed the way the story started and the way it ended.
There were a few parts that I felt were a little drawn out and moved slowly. Then, there were other parts where I couldn't read fast enough and didn't want to put the story down. After Anna was healed and the people began to pour in from all over the place hoping for a miracle, I couldn't read fast enough!
What I really enjoyed about the story was the thought provoking aspect of miracles. Why do they happen to some who never cease praying and then not to others who also never cease praying. What's the message behind one healing vs another not being healed. Why does God choose one and not the other?
I just couldn't stop thinking about the sweet grandmother who never stopped praying. She was with Anna every day during her sickness, read her Bible to Anna, and never stopped praying. I know there is something special about parents praying for their children, but when grandparents pray for their grandchildren, I know it means so much more! There is just something about grandparents! I pray that one day I will be able to bless my grandchildren with the same kind of prayers!
I was graciously provided a free digital copy of this book from Harvest House Publishers in partnership with NetGalley to review it. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.
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