A Call to Love

Christian - Fiction
234 Pages
Reviewed on 05/31/2014
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Author Biography

My goal as a writer is to not only entertain, but to inspire and challenge my readers. It can be overwhelming at times, but it is something that I enjoy and am constantly learning from. The reward comes when you hold your finished work in your hands and know how much sweat and tears went into creating it. That is of course accompanied with a very strong desire to be honoring to God and the hope that He can use my humble attempts.
Along with writing, I work part time as a receptionist, but have a multitude of other hobbies. I enjoy mining for gems and setting my own jewelry, I have enjoyed designing houses and working with my husband on the homes we have built. I also love traveling to tropical destinations and have become adept at hunting out the deals and creating the opportunities to pursue my desire to escape Canadian winters.
For those that invest their time and money into reading my stories, I sincerely hope that you enjoy them.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers' Favorite

Understanding that God won’t give us more than we can handle is at the heart of A Call to Love by Rebecca Sundberg. Maddy Walker’s life was turned upside down when her husband Lane rushed into a burning barn to save a neighbor’s little girl. Through God’s grace and the kindness of her family and neighbors, Maddy began to heal from her loss. Through God’s guidance, she turned her own inner pain outward to help others in her community. As she struggles with a new relationship with Ryan, a police officer, she feels led to help a single mother with two children, one of which is a very wild teen walking along the edge of trouble. Added into the mix is the sudden discovery of an illness which would one day leave Dani, her daughter, alone. Wanting to withdraw and tend to her own health and her daughter’s future, she is still being nudged by God to befriend a particularly angry woman, Isobelle Davis. God’s grace begins to transform all involved as Maddy’s obedience to God’s call to love her neighbors takes seed and begins to produce fruit.

Rebecca Sundberg has done an awesome job of illustrating how God stretches us to move out of our comfort zone and beyond what we believe we can handle in A Call to Love. Rebecca has created the perfect characters to make this illustration come to life in a very real way. Each character adds a new challenge which God’s grace must overcome through Maddy’s obedience to reach out to others. The stark difference of the practical world is portrayed in the character of Ryan, who sees things in a very common sense way and gives what is excellent advice, but is not always the way that God wants things to be done. “His ways are not always our ways.” Realistic, triumphant and inspiring, A Call to Love is a testimony to the faithfulness of God as He guides us into circumstances that we do not fully understand, but we move forward solely by faith.