I had planned to read this immediately it was published which was the day before Easter Sunday but life happened and I am just getting around to read it now.
‘Healing Hearts and Hurts‘ is a collection of thirteen short stories with the common theme of forgiveness. These stories came in different shades of beautiful and I was sold out already after the first story. My favorites were ‘Scarred’ by Tobiloba Fabanwo, ‘Grace’ by Bisola Badejo and ‘Selfless’ by Brenda Unu but if I was asked to choose one out of these three, I would definitely pick ‘Grace‘ by Bisola Badejo. Nevertheless, all the stories were great reads and I enjoyed the ride except for the last story I didn’t quite connect with. These stories, in several ways teach us the importance of forgiveness and how this can hinder our lives if we fail to forgive others or ourselves. I found most of the stories really hitting home with this message and shed a few tears while reading ‘Grace’. Forgiveness is something I had really struggled with in the past and I could relate to most of the characters or at least empathize with them. I am grateful to God for maturing us each day to be more like him.
Considering my plan to read more Christian fiction books this year, I believe this collection was a gift because it has spurred me to read more of the genre going forward. I have also been introduced to 11 new authors whom I hope to read more of their work in the near future. I highly recommend this book to everyone.
Rating: 4 Stars
Published: April 3rd 2021
Genre: Christian fiction/Short Stories
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