Friday, December 21, 2012

The Blood Done Signed My Name Book Review


Are the sins of the father and mother visited upon their sons and daughters? 

Undoubtedly damaged, Honey Lamb, like many, is a descendant of an unfortunate legacy of molestation, addiction, murder and bad decisions. For as long as she could remember, she believed the unhappiness she experienced was somehow bequeathed to her. The blood that surged through her veins seemed to be tainted and she often wondered about the DNA she possessed. Experiencing more than her share of misery at the hands of her mother, an alcoholic; the source of all her woes, Honey believed she’d overcome her seemingly checkered path all by herself when she met and married, Mason; a man she loves beyond her own understanding. Unfortunately, unsettling memories emerge to crack the veneer of her seemingly happy existence. Feeling unable to escape what she believed to be her destiny, Honey makes a decision that may have ruined her life. Not realizing God places people in our lives for His purpose, she reluctantly embarks upon a journey that will open her heart to a divine inheritance. Will she accept what God has already given to her or will she shun the invitation of salvation and allow her familial carnal legacy to continue to the next generation? Will she come to understand that Jesus’ blood redeemed us from a self-defeating existence because He became the sinful inheritance for us while at the same time eradicating it forever, giving us a spiritual blood transfusion that would change us all? 
              

My Review

I received a free copy of this novel for my honest review.  This was a touching story of finding God even when you feel undeserving,   overcoming your past, and facing your demons.  Honey faced a horrible childhood and eventually ran away from home.  Now 17 years later, accompanying her neighbor, Ms. Sadie, she’s returning home to assist her in finding her missing niece and so that Honey can get a break from the memories of her husband and the incident that caused him to leave her.  Little does she know she will learn quite a bit about herself and the God she has been trying to avoid.  Her story was so realistic; I felt a strong connection to the main characters.  I loved how God was described, so loving and ready to forgive if you just ask and give him all your troubles.  This is definitely an excellent book, one that will stay on my mind for a very long time. 

About the Author
M. Ann Ricks, (Melissa Ann), is a Christian Fiction novelist residing in Bear, Delaware with her excellent husband and two awesome sons. She is a graduate of Rider University and formerly a national accounts insurance executive.

Using Jesus Christ as her example, as He shared many parables, she creates stories with fictional characters that contend with real life issues and inserts the Word of God to communicate the genuine and unfailing love of God while making it abundantly clear that Jesus is the ONLY answer. M. Ann is determined to tell the world how wonderfully awesome Jesus Christ is and can be in our lives if we just allow Him to be. She is honored to be used by God to spread His message with the stories she creates with the leading of the Holy Spirit, knowing that He will provide her with stories and the words that will lift up the name of Jesus as He promised that if He is lifted up, He will draw all men to Him.

M. Ann is also what one may consider a motivational/inspirational speaker but she prefers the term, “Godspirational” as one may only be truly inspired, transformed and receive true revelation when hearing the uncompromised word of God. M. Ann also continues to utilize her group insurance knowledge as a Benefits and Network Consultant. Lastly, M. Ann is a Group Fitness instructor as she is determined to keep her natural “temple” fit and ready for the Master’s use!
M. Ann is the author of Awesome Wonder: The Gift of Remembrance ,The Son. the much acclaimed, third novel, THE BLOOD DONE SIGNED MY NAME. 


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2 comments:

  1. While this is not the type of book I would read, I'm glad you enjoyed the book.

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  2. Bless you Simone! Thanks so much for this wonderful feature!!! Believing that this novel will continue to do EXACTLY what its supposed to do!

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