Sometimes our choices can catch up to us in unexpected ways – but that doesn’t mean God won’t redeem them. Listen as author Terri Blackstock returns to unpack the themes of her newest novel,  .

Terri explains what we can learn from Holly, the main character in the book.

“God understands where you’re coming from. He understands what in your background got you to this point [and] why you made the choices you made.

[Holly]’s the most troubled, but she’s been my favorite character in the series. One consequence leads to another, and that leads to shame, and they do things to cover that shame… and God understands that cycle.”

Terri and Susie explore

• How to respond when we’ve been unjustly accused.

• The Holy Spirit’s role in our lives and how He helps us to pray.

• How our upbringing affects our view of God.

• The dynamics of sibling relationships.

Terri’s own path of redemption brought her from writing secular romance novels to writing God-honoring Christian fiction. She’s walking in the light now, but Satan hasn’t made it easy.

“There have been times in my life when things have gone wrong and I think, ‘Those go back to the decisions I made early in my life.’ I usually tell myself that feeling is not coming from God. Jesus took the hit for me; that slate is wiped clean. The voices coming from God are the ones saying I can be victorious and be an overcomer.”

Terri is expert at weaving faith in with the hardships she creates. “I love to put my characters through trials and crises. The theme of my books seems to be the greatest trial is often the greatest blessing in your life.”

Key Scriptures: Philippians 4:13; 2 Corinthians 6:2; Lamentations 3:22-23; 1 John 2:1-2

Theme Song: Guardian by Worship Central

Highlight : God knows where you’ve been

Novel talk : Twisted innocence

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