cover image Remember Me: A Novella about Finding Our Way to the Cross

Remember Me: A Novella about Finding Our Way to the Cross

Sharon Garlough Brown. IVP, $20 (144p) ISBN 978-0-8308-4670-2

Brown follows up Shades of Light with this pleasing novella that continues the story of Wren Crawford and Kit Rhodes, who first met at New Hope Retreat Center in rural Michigan. Wren is still overcoming depression and grief after the death of her friend Casey. She gets help from Kit, director of New Hope, who has been a comfort throughout Wren’s recovery. But as Kit helps Wren, Kit’s own emotional wounds reopen, though she’d thought they were long since dealt with. Through a series of faith-filled letters to Wren, Kit reflects on her past, including a difficult divorce and the quick remarriage of her ex-husband. Wren, meanwhile, works through her grief and finds some happiness in the paintings she makes for New Hope’s Journey to the Cross prayer walk. Through Kit’s letters and Wren’s paintings—rendered in colorful prints by artist Elizabeth Ivy Hawkins—the characters’ quiet battles to overcome trauma become outlets for opening themselves to God’s love. Brown’s stirring tale also comes with a Journey to the Cross reflection guide, making this perfect for Christians who appreciate stories that dive deeply into scripture. (Dec.)