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 more curious 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 God a question of her own. Heaven answers in a most unexpected way.
|Contributor(s)||Max Lucado , Candace Lee , Eric Newman|
|About the Contributor(s)||Max Lucado
More than 120 million readers have found inspiration and encouragement in the writings of Max Lucado. He lives with his wife, Denalyn, and their mischievous mutt, Andy, in San Antonio, Texas, where he serves the people of Oak Hills Church.
|Release Date||Feb 17, 2015|
- Review by Nellie Dee
This sounded like a cute story and so it was. Cute and clever, it's an easy read. I appreciated how the book switched between the story from Chelsea's perspective as well as the angel's perspective. I found that it made me think about how much different we would perceive ourselves and our circumstances if only we could hear the great warriors that surround us. "If only we knew" brings a deeper level of hope and even wonder. It reminded me somehow of The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.
The God Blog was ingenious. It's something I often feel. If only I could just ask God my questions and have him answer in a voice.
Admittedly, about half way through the book, it seemed to slow down for me, but just as it did, the author kicked it up a notch and the last half was the best. I laughed. I cried. It hit me how close the story compared to theophostic healing, yet delivered in a simplistic lighthearted way. It's just a fun read.
Thank you BookLook Bloggers for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my review. I was not required to give a positive review and the view expressed are my own. (Posted on 11/6/2015)
- Review by Callie
Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe is So. Much. Fun!
Chelsea finds herself in a new phase of her life.
Baking and making coffee at her mother's (previously her grandmother's) cafe. With a fresh start, she thinks she can make it on her own but she soon finds out that she needs more than just luck. This is a story full of heart, depth, giggles, and spiritual insight.
If you have ever had the thought that you are alone in this big world, than take a moment to pick up this adorably wonderful book!
It was a quick read that left me feeling like I too stepped inside the Higher Grounds Cafe for a excellently poured cappuccino. Frothy, light, and fun! With a story that lined up with modern day conveniences, such as coffee houses and muffins, it had a real-life feel to it. It was easy to put myself in the story and the characters were believable and well written. I enjoyed the flow of conversation and the absolute real conversational language. The adults acted more like adults, even in the speech patterns than I usually find in adult fiction books. I personally, enjoyed that in this book.
Overall, a book that shines a different perspective on how much God is a part of our life, even in ways we never imaged.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” (Posted on 2/20/2015)