March 6, 2015

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe 
"Miracle At The Higher Grounds Cafe"
Max Lucado

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. 

Ever since I first heard about "Miracle At The Higher Grounds Cafe" I've been very intrigued by it.  First of all, coffee always gets my attention.  Secondly, the whole plot about an angel working at a coffee shop more than piqued my interest.  Needless to say, I was very excited to be able to get to review this book.  

Max Lucado's ability to get your imagination working is amazing.  While this is a fiction book the spiritual aspect of this book is not.  Reading this book reminded me of the spiritual war that is going on around us, yet we may not exactly be aware of it.  The way that he wrote about guardian angels and spiritual warfare was so neat.  Who would ever think to write about Gabriel and Micheal the Archangel and make them characters in a book?  

This book made me thankful that God doesn't leave us to fight our battles alone.  We always have His help, even if we don't realize it.  The devil is constantly trying to get us to fall, but God is also constantly helping us not to, if we let Him.

Read more about the book here.  


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