Today it is my pleasure to feature on Christian Fiction Wednesday a book by a dear friend of mine, Liz Curtis Higgs. What a treasure she has been in my life. And if you haven’t read her books, you should and this would be a great place to start. The book listed below is an ebook novella that was released yesterday, and it will be familiar to those who have read Mad Mary or Unveiling Mary Magdalene.
MERCY LIKE SUNLIGHT
by Liz Curtis Higgs
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 novella first appeared in Liz’s nonfiction book, Mad Mary, later titled Unveiling Mary Magdalene. Now updated and released as an eBook exclusive, 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
In a style all her own, Liz Curtis Higgs retells the story of Mary Magdalene. And what a distinctive, refreshing story it is. Her books are always placed at the top of my ‘must read’ list.
—Robin Lee Hatcher, author of A Promise Kept
Liz Curtis Higgs has three abiding passions: encouraging her sisters in Christ, exploring the stories of women in the Bible, and writing novels set in Scotland of old. When she isn’t traveling, speaking, or spinning a story, she connects with readers online, takes copious photos, reads historical novels, watches period films, and immerses herself in research—the more books, the merrier. She says she is a lame housekeeper, a marginal cook, and a mediocre gardener, but home is still her favorite place to land.