Thursday, December 31, 2009

Bo's Cafe - a Book Review

Bo's Cafe is a novel by John Lynch, Bill Thrall and Bruce McNicol. The story tells of a man's journey through the most challenging part of anyone's life - overcoming the demons from the past that threaten the future. Steven, the main character, has unresolved issues which are creating problems for him in his home and in his office. A stranger enters his life, leading him to a place where he can learn to be himself as he's meant to be.

Bo's Cafe is like Cheers - it's a place where problems can be aired and resolved in the company of friends. The patrons come together regularly for loving support. We all need this kind of support. I'm blessed because I'm already part of a group that meets regularly in a similar fashion (Wednesday mornings at an Einstein Bros. Bagels). I can personally attest to the blessing of this in my life. There is a tremendous freedom in being able to talk about anything and everything that's on my mind (work, husband, kids, etc.) and knowing that I'll get honest feedback and loving encouragement. This is God's grace.

Although Bo's Cafe is fiction, the story it tells is all too common. So many of us fall into the trap of trying to rely on our own inner strength, which results in things falling apart all around us. Steven's tale is the sharing of good Christian counseling. I strongly recommend this book - read it and share it with others.

I won my copy and I'll be passing on a copy. Go here to visit Bo's virtual Cafe, to learn more about the book and share in the experience.

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