Who Will Set Her Free from the Darkness Inside?Mary Margaret Delaney hides in the shadows, her arms scarred, her heart wounded by grief and weighed down with regret. Adrift on the streets of Chicago, she is surrounded by strangers and hounded by demons, both real and imagined. Her neighbors in Lincoln Park call her Mad Mary—until a fearless young pastor dares to call Mary his friend.
Inspired by the biblical account of Mary Magdalene, this touching contemporary story first appeared in Liz’s nonfiction book, Mad Mary, later titled Unveiling Mary Magdalene. Now updated as a stand-alone novella, Mercy Like Sunlight is a powerful tribute to God’s boundless compassion and unending grace.
“I was deeply moved by the story of Pastor Jake and Mary Margaret Delaney. So well written. So challenging to me. So Christlike. And so Chicago!”
—Neta Jackson, best-selling author of The Yada Yada Prayer Group
“Irresistible, unconditional love shines through on each and every page!”
—Sharon Ewell Foster, Christy Award-winning author of Passing by Samaria
|Publisher:||The Crown Publishing Group|
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About the Author
Liz Curtis Higgs is a popular conference speaker and the author of more than thirty books, with 4.5 million copies in print, including her best-selling nonfiction series, Bad Girls of the Bible, Really Bad Girls of the Bible, and Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible. Liz has also written Scottish historical fiction inspired by biblical characters, including her Christy Award-winning novel, Whence Came a Prince, and her New York Times bestseller, Mine Is the Night. Liz and her family live in Louisville, Kentucky.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Mercy like Sunlight is a story about Mary Margaret Delaney. For seven years, Mary has been tortured by demons ever since a tragic event unfolded in her life. This event caused her great grief, guilt, and regret. Closely paralleling the biblical account of Mary Magdalene, this novella, follows the fictional journey of Mary Margaret Delaney, a mentally ill woman adrift in contemporary Chicago, desperate for someone to save her from herself. One day she has an encounter with Pastor Jake Stauros. He seeks out the wounded of the world and offers Jesus's love and forgiveness. Mary Margaret doesn't want the help at first, but the love of Jesus that this man shows is like a magnet to her wounded and battered soul. The ending gives a moving reminder of what Easter is about and even though death may come, it has already been defeated by Jesus Christ. "Where, O death is your victory? Where, O death is your sting? When the body is set free from mortal death, the spirit soars with eternal life." Liz has a unique way of telling the Biblical story using people in today's world. Mercy like Sunlight is an encouraging, uplifting story closely aligned with the account of Mary Magdalene in the Bible. A very thought-provoking novella, Liz Curtis Higgs packs a lot of story into only a few pages, I recommend you buy this for yourself and a great gift for others. “I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in their blogging for books program for this review”.
Beautifully done! And so appropriate for this Lent/Easter season. Pat S.
Just finished and have to share how much I love it! Liz has a God given talent and uses it for His glory. I laughed, cried, learned, and prayed. I totally recommend this and all of Liz's work to anyone who loves a good read, especially if it's about the Lord.