Tawnia L. Ramirez -
Something More Than This -
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4 out of 5 books -
"Sharing the word one story at a time" is how visitors are welcomed to the author's website. Those words couldn’t be truer. In her debut novel, Tawnia Ramirez blends personal growth with spiritual growth to bring about a fantastic story of redemption and reconciliation. Splashes of scripture are easily placed throughout the story, which feel like they personally belong to each character.
Janaye Perkins is a single mother who has always used her emotions in a self destructive way to overcome the trials and tribulations of life. Baby daddy drama, a speeding ticket and being on notice at her job is the beginning of Janaye’s downward spiral. It’s not like the Lord didn’t give her subtle messages; He did, but she ignored them. Until you are down on your knees, the wall will not move and Janaye found this out the hard way.
Believing there has to be something more than this to life, her spiritual journey begins with a track left in her car, a co-worker teaching her the sinner’s prayer, as well as showing her a different way of looking at the things she already knows, and having a praying mother. As you read Janaye’s story you begin to see Janaye’s realistic transformation.
The author does a great job with the flow of her reconciliation and transformation. The presence of the Lord is just enough for the Christian and not too much for others. When Ms. Ramirez brings the Lord into the story using certain characters, I was overjoyed. I cried and rejoiced when Janaye and her son Myles joined the church on the same day; neither one knowing that the other joined. Something More Than This is an excellent feel good story which teaches forgiveness and the redemptive powers of God. Lastly, this is one of the first books I’ve read which celebrates celibacy in Christians in a way that makes it truly a celebration. Something More Than This was an absolutely wonderful read.
Reviewed by Missy for Urban Reviews
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010
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