The Rapture of Canaan – Sheri Reynolds

This book was recommended by a friend when we were talking about post-apocalyptic books like Alas, Babylon or The Road.  However, after reading the book I don’t know why he would recommend it as it really didn’t have much to do about the end of the world.  Regardless, it was an excellent read and I recommend everyone read it.

Two quotes that stood out were:

I started to wonder if James was really James or if James was really Jesus answering me with James’ face.  Then I wondered if that’s all God ever is – somebody who loves you enough to come back from the dead to visit every now and again.  Or if that’s all other people ever are – different faces of God walking around.

“Grudges are bad things, Ninah",” she said at last.  “There’s only so much room in one heart.  You can fill it up with love or you can fill it with resentment.  But every bit of resentment you hold takes space away from the love.  And the resentment don’t do no good noway, but look what love can do.”


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