Saturday, September 13, 2014

"The Prayer Box" by Lisa Wingate is Inspirational!

The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate is a well-woven inspirational fiction novel about Tandi, a struggling single mom of a young boy and a teen girl, who is trying to put her life back together and become a strong person.  The whole book is about her attempt to trust people again and build healthy relationships.  When her landlady, Iola Anne, dies in the house across from the cottage Tandy rents, Tandy finally gets to know the woman by reading her collection of letters to God found in prayer boxes  as she helps clean up her house and take care of her cat.  Iola’s life is instrumental in encouraging Tandy.  As Tandy seeks to find her own self-worth, she finds herself taking a lead in a community project—saving Iola’s house from being torn down. 

This book is very inspirational and shows how beneficial it can be to keep a prayer box .  I loved Iola because she was like an angel to so many people, often helping others anonymously without expecting anything in return, or any publicity.  The book moved along a bit slowly as Tandi’s journey to self-esteem unfolds.  It would be a great beach read since it takes place near the water and also could be good for a book club.  There are discussion questions in the back.  
(Karen's review, 4 stars) 
Check out the author's website at where she gives lots of suggestions for using and making prayer boxes.

Have you read this one? What did you think of it? If you reviewed this too, feel free to share your link to your review in the comments. Happy Reading!

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