Max Lucado brings us another great read in his heavenly novel, Miracle at the Higher Grounds Café, which combines human dilemma with angelic warfare.
When Chelsea Chambers learns her NFL famous husband has cheated on her, she decides she’s done and needs to take her two children and find a new life. Since her mother had recently passed on and left her with the responsibility of a cozy café in San Antonio, she decides this is a good place to start.
Eager to revamp the Higher Grounds Café and draw customers with her delicious cupcakes, she is quickly set back by more bad news: Her mother had failed to keep up with the taxes leaving Chelsea with a humongous debt to the IRS. And with the upbeat Cosmic Café in firm competition with its free Internet and great coffee, Chelsea’s cupcakes just don’t cut it. She needs something else. An attraction to draw clients, a lure, a miracle no less!
While Chelsea remains indifferent to God, her patrons apparently are not. When an Internet system is installed in the Higher Grounds Café, it brings free access to a mysterious God-blog with it. People are able to log in and ask God one question. And He answers with precision and understanding that defies explanation.
At the same time, a convivial, almost childlike character, Manny, joins Chelsea’s team in the café. Manny proves himself to be a real God-send in more ways than one.
With human dilemmas to boot and angelic warfare in the background, Miracle at the Higher Grounds Café flaunts Max Lucado’s incredible imagination coupled with a strong biblical base.
Miracle at the Higher Grounds Café is a sweet story (no pun intended)!
Janey DeMeo M.A.
Copyright © April 2015