Grace in the Flames by Michelle Massaro is the novel of this author's heart, perfected over a period of several years before its publication. The story reflects the three main characters in tragic, trying, and troubling situations and tracks their reactions to each of the trials in their lives.
John Douglas faces unmitigated and sudden tragedy in his life and spirals downward, blaming God and refusing to turn to Him for any kind of comfort.
April Johanson has never had it easy, not even once. Striving to find something stable in her life after running from trouble, she doesn't see any help in her world and never considers God.
Jenni Dupont carries a burden for the deaf and ministers to children with hearing deficits. She signs and sings with the worship team at her church. Her youthful experiences left literal scars, but a friend showed her how Jesus could help. She's been walking with Him ever since. Her mom does not embrace the Lord and pressures Jenni to find a guy and settle down.
Grace in the Flames intersects three lives creating turmoil for each of them. Recovering, regrouping, rejuvenating, and responding to the relationships and circumstances God orchestrates produce an outcome none of them could have anticipated. There is some melodrama, some over-the-top emotional reactions, but each character rises above their unique and difficult challenges in due time. To fill in the blanks of the trauma the three characters face would reveal too much of the story.
Michelle Massaro's novel presents three different perspectives for facing dilemmas that require forgiveness, acceptance, and sacrifice. She captures the difficulty of accomplishing the full measure of what God asks us to do when we least expect drastic changes in our lives. Grace in the Flames is a story of three individuals who somehow manage to set aside their plans for their lives to accommodate what God has designed just for them.
Father, please continue to bless Michelle's life and career, helping her to write the stories you have just for her to tell. Encourage her and keep her and her family safe from all harm. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.