Terri Blackstock is one of my favorite authors so I jumped at the chance to review her new book “Covenant Child.”
Covenant Child is a modern-day parable that is a combination of the prodigal son and the story of Christ’s covenant with us.
Amanda’s heart broke as she watched them drive her beloved twins away. She resolved to hope . . . and to fight for them to her last breath.
Kara and Lizzie are heiresses to one of the largest fortunes in the country. But when their father dies suddenly, the toddlers are ripped from the arms of Amanda, their loving stepmother, and given to their maternal grandparents, who only want the children’s fortune for themselves.
While even the stipend their guardians get for supporting them is squandered, the children are left to raise themselves. Kara and Lizzie grow up believing they are worthless . . . until the day when they learn the truth.
The twins grow up in squalor with no memory of the stepmother who loved them and fought for them desperately. Meanwhile Amanda is guarding and maturing the family fortune, waiting until the girls turn 18.
Finally she is able to tell them the truth and that their billion dollar inheritance is waiting and is there’s for the taking.
Amanda’s unfailing love, patience and watchfulness from afar is an incredible picture of Christ’s love for us – his waiting for us to come and claim the inheritance that is ours for the taking.
Lizzie is ready to claim her inheritance – to live with Amanda and learn the family business. Kara is leery – it’s too easy and she doesn’t trust Amanda. She wants to do things on her terms.
It’s a beautiful story and easy to see the parallels and remember God’s covenant with us
I loved this story and you will to.