Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Finding Jeena by Miralee Ferrell

I thought that Finding Jeena by Miralee Ferrell was going to be a continuation of The Other Daughter, another book I reviewed by that same author. But this one was a stand-alone book. Jeena, the title character in this book, was a friend of the title character in the first book. She had been mentioned briefly in The Other Daughter beause she was a friend of Suzanne (title character in that book).

Jeena was a woman who had no thought for God. She had a good education, a good job, a nice car, nice clothes, and all she needed, so she thought. But when hard times came, as they do to many people in this economy, and she lost her job and everything she had, she was placed in a situation where she began to think about God.

 She was hired to work for some unscrupulous men (unknown to her) and she got caught up in the mess they made. Her bank account was closed to her, her job was gone, she lost her car and her apartment. Jeena had to do some distasteful things--she had to go to live in a women's shelter.

As the author, Miralee Ferrell, wove the characters Jeena met, I felt that they were real people. They were women of all kinds. Some were open and friendly, others were angry and spiteful.

When people are down on their luck, as Jeena was because of circumstances out of her control, sometimes it is so that God can get their attention and turn them to Him. Sometimes the things we think are bad are really put into our lives to get us to focus on what we need. Jeena did, and God came into her life.

You will find a lot of adventure and even some pretty scary stuff as you read this book. Jeena was totally out of her comfort zone and in a seedy part of town when she lived in the shelter. Through her contact with Christian people at the shelter, Jeena began to think about God and eventually turned her life around. I think almost anyone would enjoy this book because it was so true to life. Read it for yourself to see what I mean.

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