Monday, March 23, 2015

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Café by Max Lucado

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe 
by Max Lucado       
Thomas Nelson 

Welcome to the Higher Grounds Café, a place where God speaks through the mundane and the miraculous.
Max Lucado has encouraged millions through relatable stories, showing that God is near and hears our prayers.  In his newest release, readers are invited through the doors of a very special San Antonio coffeehouse, where an angel might just be manning the espresso machine, and patrons are served answers from heaven alongside their coffee and dessert.
About the Book
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, and heaven answers in a most unexpected way.
Advance Praise
"Have you ever wished that you could sit down with God over a cup of coffee and ask any question that's on your heart? Well, patrons of the Higher Grounds Café have found just such a place, and lives are being changed. In this fantastic novel from America's pastor, Max Lucado, we're reminded that no matter how alone we might feel at times, heaven is all around and God is near."
---Sheila Walsh, author of Loved Back to Life

 Meet the Author
More than 120 million readers have found comfort in the writings of Max Lucado. He ministers at the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Denalyn, and a sweet but misbehaving mutt, Andy.

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Here's my review of this amazing work of fiction:
First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Max Lucado and his publisher for sending me a copy of "Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

“Miracle at the Higher Grounds Café” by Max Lucado is a great story with several wonderful lessons.  A café owned and operated by three generations of women is at the center of the plot of this immensely enjoyable read.  Chelsea is picking up the pieces of her life after separating from her husband.  She takes on the café and begins to see miraculous happenings almost right away.

This is a beautiful story with likable characters and lots of life lessons about forgiveness, loss and servanthood.  I have already recommended this novel several times and will definitely buy several copies to give as gifts.  Max Lucado is a first-rate storyteller.  His fiction work touches my heart nearly as much as his non-fiction projects.


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