Book Review: “A New Name” by Grace Livingston HillJuly 2, 2012 at 6:52 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
Tags: Book Review, Christian Fiction, Romance Fiction
From the back cover: “It was impressed on him with letters of fire, written with a pen of iron in his soul…he was a murderer.”
Born into a wealthy family with a respected name , a new identity had never been what Murray Van Rensselaer needed. Until one disastrous event changed everything. As his car swerved to avoid an oncoming truck, his life, and the life of his childhood sweetheart, came crashing down. Now he’s a man on the run from the fate that’s in store for him if he stays, determined to erase his past with a new name–to be born again.
A distant town offers a safe haven–and a ready-made identity when Murray is assumed to be the new young banker scheduled to arrive on the next train. Starting over couldn’t be any easier. But as the kindness and faith of those around him begin to convict his heart, will Murray dare to reveal his life of lies–and face whatever consequences await him back home?
When Grace Livingston Hill’s first husband died he left her with two young daughters to raise. In an effort to support her family she turned to writing. However, Ms. Hill just didn’t want to write anything she wanted to write stories of faith. Originally written in 1926 “A New Name” is a wonderful story of how God can take our disasters and use them for our benefit and growth. Murray is an example of The Prodigal Son story from the Bible. Murray leaves with his heart in one condition but by the end of the book he is a changed man. Ms. Hill knows how to tell a great story and while it may be old it still is a powerful story.
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Barbour Publishing, Inc. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”