I bought the second book in Denise Hunter’s Nantucket Love Story Series several months ago without knowing what I was really buying. It was $5 at a book sale, it had a girl in a wedding dress on the cover (which I’m a total sucker for), and the teaser story on the back of the book seemed interesting. For $5, why not, right?
I picked it up to read this week, and in Hunter’s introduction she explained that each book in the series uses a romantic love story to illustrate an attribute of God from Zephaniah 3:17.
“The Lord your God is with you,
he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
he will quiet you with his love,
he will rejoice over you with singing.”
The book that I have, The Convenient Groom, is themed around the second line in Zephaniah 3:17 “He is mighty to save.”
What an interesting concept to write books around. Hearing the love story of God and us through the telling of a love story of a man and a woman reminds me of the story of Hosea (retold in Francine Rivers’ Redeeming Love). In a sermon series last year on marriage my pastor talked about how marriage partners are to see attributes of God in each other, how one of the purposes — if not the main purpose — of marriage is to tell the amazing love story of God and us.
I look forward to seeing how this
first second (although first for me) book plays out and then I may want to read the others.