Review of “Shelter of the Most High” by Connilyn Cossette
The second book in the “Cities of Refuge” series.
After enjoying reading “A Light on the Hill”, the first book in this series, I was most anxious to read this second book and I was not disappointed.
“Shelter of the Most High” is perhaps a more romantic novel than “A Light on the Hill” was but it does not lack in interest, drama, intrigue, excitement, sadness, sorrow, surprise and shock!
The story shows two types of peoples, those who know and follow Yahweh, the One True God and those who follow a religion with many pagan gods. It shows how their lives and relationships differ as they come to interact with one another.
As I read through this story I found it showed me many different things:
It showed how difficulties and loss can be the way people sometimes find the One True God if they do not really know Him yet.
It showed how God’s divine purpose for our lives maybe way different than our hopes and dreams and how His purpose ends up being the better one, even though at times it may not seem so.
It showed how religion is much different than a loving relationship with Yahweh, the One True God.
It showed how bitterness, un-forgiveness and revenge can lead to destruction.
It showed the provision and love of God even for those who yet do not know Him, and how He uses life events and people to draw people to Himself.
This book was a delight to read in many ways from beginning to end and I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series.
(I received this book from Bethany House Publishers but was not required to give a positive review. All opinions are my own.)
–Leona J. Atkinson