Have you ever read a novel that stabbed you in the heart? Convicted you for something you had no idea was an issue in your life? Left you sobbing (no, really, sobbing) at the last words?
Well. That happened to me the other day.
I was reading “Zora & Nicky” by the gorgeous and fabulous Claudia Mair Burney.
Claudia is a Michigan native…so you KNOW I love her.
Claudia has tattoos (which is how I met her)…so you KNOW we can get along.
Claudia is a a painter….so you KNOW I want to be her when I grow up.
But, really and truly, Claudia really got to me with this novel.
She showed me beauty, hatred, racism (yes, even in the North, even in these modern times), characters using hands and feet to be Jesus to others…mercy. Claudia showed me so much grace and mercy and love in this book.
I cried for the beauty. Because it was so much bigger than I am. And I cried for the shame of all the ways that humans hate and marginalize one another. When, all the time, we are each the very image of the Creator who loves us so very much.
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This book is going on my shelf next to some of my all time favorites. Yes. I have favorites. And this is one of them.
Tell me, what book have you read that tore you up in a good way? How did it change you?