Hanna Miley's story is a story for everyone, and is the true tale of beauty being given for ashes.
It is for anyone whose heart has been shattered, their trust burned through. their confidence and joy, usurped, their ability to cope with life, near extinct.
It is the story of the redemption of the human race through the life, death, and resurrection a Man - coming to know a Life that is beyond our life, the One who is gently calling and sometimes near pushing us to receive Him, to open to Him - in love, for love, for our freedom and true healing.
It is the story of what happens when we are invited to face with courage what we most dread, most fear, and would much rather push aside and not bother with, thank you very much - except we are urged to. Except that we sense there has to be more to life than what we are experiencing.
Hanna's story is the story of my spiritual mother, who at the young age of being a twentysomething decided to put her trust in Jesus. I cannot believe how beautiful she becomes throughout this book - heart-wrenching as her journey is. I cannot believe how beautiful she continues to grow in reality as well - a vibrant, sharp, radiant women whose youthfulness becomes her.
Hanna's story is one that, as it unfolds, invites us to unfold ours as well - our fears, our bitterness, our unforgiveness. And the breath of Life surprises us with its quickness, its keeness to revive, to call forth, to make all things new.
I not only recommend the book, I recommend the woman, the couple that she and George are, and the gift it would be for anyone to be with them. I hope there are many book events and signings to come, that the "leaves" of this book would also be for the healing of the nations.