“A Bright Tommorrow” by Gilbert Morris

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Mary Robinson‘s review

Jan 24, 16 ·  edit
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really liked it
Read from January 20 to 22, 2016

 

Having read other novels from Gilbert Morris and his daughter also, I was not surprised that I was caught up in this family saga. Even though Will Stuart, the father is a weak individual, his wife taught their children about hard work, love and Jesus Christ. Mrs. Stuart dies in mid-life leaving her husband with a pack of kids still at home and him with a girlfriend on the side that talks him into a marriage of convenience if nothing else. A true stepmother she is not, but the Lord is looking out for these children as they begin to wander off looking for love in all the wrong places. Never do they forget what their mother has taught them though, even if they don’t take it seriously enough for some time. The first boy to leave falls in love, but leaves the city for a journalist job overseas. While he is gone, his first love works in a seedy joint that leads to her taking up with a so-called actor that starts her drinking and eventually seduces her. She knows she has lost something precious and continues to drink and carrouse until she falls on the street sick with pneumonia. The Director of the Salvation Army finds her and takes her back to the mission. She is nursed back to health and repents of her sin, finding a new life in Christ. She goes to the mission field in China having no idea what God is going to do for her after she arrives. I will not tell you either because it takes the story deeper. While this is happening, the oldest daughter who was the first child to leave supposedly to go to Bible School, did become an actress and is living a lonely life on the road traveling from theater to theater. God does healing through all these adventures and this is a delightful read. This e-book was free, but I had to purchase the next book immediately! You will want to also!
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2 thoughts on ““A Bright Tommorrow” by Gilbert Morris

  1. Mary, I have read many Gilbert Morris books and this sure sounds different from others, I would probably pick up to read because it was him writing but not sure if this is the type of stories I would choose first.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    • Let me know if I have written the review in a wrong way, it is always nice to have input, especially as I am a writer myself hoping to publish one day. Although the story content in the beginning is a little darker, the story of redemption and forgiveness is all there and I was not appalled in any way. I have read “some” Christian books that I felt dirty after reading. Indie books, that break traditional rules, not from Bethany or mainstream. Thannks.

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