Though Mine is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs focuses on three female characters, in some ways it tells the tale of all women because it’s patterned after the book of Ruth. The story reminded me of this unchanging truth: No matter the culture, time period, or circumstances, God sees each woman’s most-cherished dreams, hears the cries of her heart, and works His plan into her life—if she will let Him.
The drama opens in Scotland circa 1746. Anne, Marjory, and Elizabeth have each experienced painful pasts and find themselves in unfamiliar circumstances. They’ve lost their wealth, societal position, and family members to the failed Jacobite Rebellion. As they begin new lives, they expect no special treatment and determine to accept whatever hard work and deprivation the future may require. However, God—who delights in bestowing so much more than His children could ever ask or think—fills their lives with favor, abundant joys, and unexpected love.
As I read the story, I couldn’t help but think of the many times God has surprised me with His good gifts. The accompanying verse that kept running through my mind was I John 3: 20: “For God is greater than our worried hearts and knows more about us than we do ourselves.”
One Caution for Gentle Readers of This Tale: I opened this book in the late afternoon, thinking I’d take a short break before getting back to work. So quickly and effortlessly did I become immersed in the story world that I didn’t return to “real life” until many hours later. My advice: don’t pick up this engaging read until you’re prepared to loose yourself within its pages!
About the author: This author’s website is entitled, Liz Curtis Higgs, An Encourager. And it’s true! I watched Liz Curtis Higgs give several video talks online and would love to tune in to a “Liz Channel” for some godly encouragement each day. Since that’s not available, I guess her books and dvds are the next best thing. She’s written many excellent women’s devotional and Bible studies, which are now also available as dvds. Follow this link to Liz’s website and check them out!
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