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A Chance at Forever #ourgoodlifebooklist

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I just read a quote that helped me understand a lot of what is going on in our country today, and I am speaking specifically about bullying.  The quote was, "Hurt people, hurt people."  This was specifically true of the main character, Aaron Firebrook, in the latest book by Melissa Jagears called A Chance at Forever.  Aaron's past full of the horrors that people can heap on a child turned him into a child bully.  In his later years, though, he had a complete change of heart, through the mercy of friends and the forgiveness of God, and returned home to the place where he bulled a number of people.

Aaron's story of overcoming his past, plus the words spoken through his actions, helps one of his targets see that a person can have a change of heart.  Mercy McLain sits on the school board when Aaron applies for a teaching job.  She doesn't speak out against him, but does want to sit on the pool of candidates for awhile while she figures out what she should do.  Through day to day living, Mercy sees that Aaron is a good teacher and has overcome his bullying ways.  Just when she is about to recommend him, someone else discovers he is the boy that terrorized the town during his growing up years.

Melissa speaks about prostitution, shame, marriage, relationships all through the message of redemption and second chances.  If you are prone to loving a great story with a good message, you are going to love this book.

Highly recommended.

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