The Mercy Seat

(The Freedom Baptist Trilogy)

Christian - Fiction
228 Pages
Reviewed on 12/27/2013
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Author Biography

Alvetta Y. Rolle is a poet, author, and above all else a child of God. Born in Dunn, North Carolina, she graduated Cum Laude from Kaplan University with a Bachelor's of Science in Organizational Communications in 2010. In her spare time she likes to volunteer with local organizations and persons in needs, as well as working on sequels to her hit debut novel, The Mercy Seat. Potiphar's Wife is the second installment in The Freedom Baptist Trilogy and an Ellechor REIMAGINES special.

She has been happily married for seven and a half years to her husband, Elrod and has four beautiful children ranging in ages from twelve to two. Alvetta currently resides in North Carolina.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers' Favorite

Hypocrisy and true faith are contrasted expertly in The Mercy Seat (Freedom Baptist Trilogy) by Alvetta Rolle. The journey of Sofia Douglas as she moves from a lost and hopeless teenage streetwalker to a grown up redeemed woman is gracefully handled by Alvetta in a way that gives glory to the savior. Taken under the wing of an elderly widow of the church, Mother Ruth Sills, Sofia starts the long road to healing which began with an attempt to reconcile with her mentally abusive foster mother, Julia. Along with being taken under the wing of Mother Ruth, Sofia is invited to work for Mother Ruth’s successful dentist and minister son, Xavier, who is in a struggle of his own. With his marriage to Felicia on the rocks, Xavier and Sofia both must struggle with certain natural urges and overcome the temptations that surround them. Throughout the novel, lies, infidelity and hypocrisy are measured against the light of true faith as each of the characters navigate their way toward true revival of the spirit.

Alvetta Rolle does an excellent job of not only deeply defining and pointing out the failures that go along with religious hypocrisy, but also points a shining light upon the graceful love of a woman of strong and seasoned faith and the power that the Holy Spirit has to move through such a person. Honest, inspiring and full of grace, The Mercy Seat (Freedom Baptist Trilogy) is an encouraging message of forgiveness and grace which will brighten and enlighten even the most troubled of souls.