- Formato: Formato Kindle
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- Editore: WaterBrook (4 giugno 2019)
- Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Lingua: Inglese
- ASIN: B07H73C4J9
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- Recensioni dei clienti: 20 valutazioni clienti
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The story of Onesimus from the book of Philemon is the spiritual underpinning of this moving story. The title has a twofold meaning: the earthly “mercy” of the British king in transmitting the Jacobite rebel Alex MacKinnon to indenture in the colonies instead of sentencing him to the gallows; and the spiritual mercy of the King of kings in redeeming him from that rebellion to make of him a true servant. That truth applies equally to Joanna Carey, caught in a situation that grieves her heart, at first seeing no way to effect change, and then doubting her ability to bring about the vision God gives her.
There’s an old saying that a man meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it. More truthfully one meets God on the path one takes to flee from Him. Some years after the setting of The King’s Mercy this theme was immortalized by John Newton in one of the most well-known and best-loved hymns ever written. It’s a theme poignantly recounted in this story of amazing grace, in which God turns into useful disciples for His kingdom both a rebel bent on fleeing from his sentence and a young woman longing to heal her broken world. Along the way Alex trades one kind of imprisonment for another as a captive among the Cherokee, leaving Joanna to face a chillingly evil villain alone, and both confront God through the faithful ministry of Rev. Pauling. In doing so, they also find each other. Our heavenly Father’s mercy is at times severe, but in submission to His will we find true freedom as The King’s Mercy illustrates so well.
The widower's stepdaughter, Joanna Carey, tries to help keep things running as the plantation meets various setbacks. One of these is blamed on the new indenture, Alex, which leads to a turning point in the story.
There is a strong romance thread involving the two main characters and also a spiritual message which comes into sharp focus at the end of the story. The writing is strong. I would not recommend it for younger readers, however, because the villain is a little over-the-top.