The BEEKEEPER'S SON by Kelly Irvin is a look into seeing people as God's sees them, through His eyes. 1 Samuel 16: 7b "For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”
Phineas King's face and hands were scared as a young boy in an accident. Seeing how often people react when they see him for the first time, the scars have moved inward to cause him to withdraw and become solitary, trusting no one outside of his family.
Rebekah Lantz is a newcomer to the district and wishes to soon return to the district in Tennessee, her friends and special friend.
How will God work in these two lives and brings healing to both, along with the Amish community at large?
Kelly has woven a story of redemption and a reminder to look beyond the outward appearance. All of us carry scars and wear mask to some extent. Dare we let others in? Dare we to take the time to look beyond the exterior and see the person?
I was inspired by this book and recommend it highly.
I received this book free for an honest review from Zondervan and Thomas Nelson Publishers.