TITLE: The Invitation (The Mustard Seed #1)
AUTHOR: Nancy Moser
PUBLISHER: Mustard Seed Press
*A TV news producer.
* A housewife and mother of two.
* An ex-governor.
* A struggling writer.
* A homeless man
Five ordinary people with little in common other than a vague dissatisfaction with their lives, and an unpretentious invitation that seems to come out of nowhere.
Each dismisses the mysterious invitation as a practical joke. But when strange—some might even call them miraculous—things start happening, all five find themselves embarking on a journey that takes them beyond their wildest imaginings and tests their faith to the breaking point.
Before it’s over, each discovers that, with God, nothing is impossible. Faith can move mountains if you open your heart to the One who has called you.
God uses ordinary people—in extraordinary ways.
The Invitation grabbed my attention on the first page and didn’t release me until the end. The message of this story will stay with me—forever, I hope.
Four people received invitations delivered by unlikely people, and a fifth stole one when it was tossed into the garbage. Each person struggles with their invitation, wondering who was behind this strange gathering and what would happen next. I wondered, too!
Del, the homeless man, was probably my favorite character in the story, although homemaker-mother Kathy and young writer Nancy tugged at my heart, too. Walter, the newsman, irritated me, but his self-centered, judgmental ways rubbed everyone wrong. Former governor Julia’s confidence obvious leadership abilities aroused admiration.
But the mentors of this diverse group were my absolute favorites. I loved that they, too, had questions at times, even though their foreknowledge was undeniably remarkable.
Author Nancy Moser weaves action, mystery and multidimensional characters into a fantastic tale of destiny and faith. I loved this story and give it five stars. Highly recommended!