Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe by Max Lucado: Review

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If you are mom and find your everyday crazy life a little overwhelming at times, raise your hand. My hand is raised high awesome moms of the world! I really have a hard time separating everyday responsibilities and time for myself. I know I am not the only one.

Okay you can put your hands down now.

A snapshot of my everyday crazy!


When Family Christian sent me Miracle at Higher Grounds by Max Lucado to review I kind of screamed inside. I thought “what, I only read parenting, marriage, devotions, and self-help books because that is the only type of books I need to read right now”. I thought “if it isn’t a book that will give me advice, or show me how to parent then I don’t have time for it.” I mean who has time for fiction? I haven’t read a fiction book in a very long time. As a mom I feel guilty when I take some “extra” time for myself, I mean who does that? Not me. So when the book Miracle at Higher Grounds showed up in my mailbox I had no idea when I was going to read it.

Martyr mom speaking here.

I cracked open the book and started reading one night after a long day, I was pleasantly surprised to quickly learn that  this book was about a mom too. A mom going through some tough stuff that we can all relate to in some way or another.

Chelsea is a mom of two kids with a marriage that is on the brink of divorce.  Her mother passes away and she takes over the cafe that was left to her. She goes on a journey of discovering herself with a little help of a few friends that are truly angels in disguise.  She learns that cafe owes the IRS a large sum of money and she has no idea how she is going to pay debt, until some mysterious characters start hanging around the cafe and things start happening that changes everything. While dealing with the cafe she also is trying to be the best mom she can be, and figure out what she wants to do with her marriage, her husband Sawyer is relentless, but you’ll have to read the book to see what happens in their relationship.

There were a few parts that gave me chills. Evil was described in a spiritual way that really brought the spiritual realm to life for me. There are angel armies all around us everyday of our life fighting battles for us we will never know about. There were some battles happening at the Higher Grounds Cafe that only God could battle for Chelsea.

When Chelsea opens her heart to God he reveals Himself to her, and she finally has the answers she needs for her marriage, children, and the Higher Grounds Cafe.

Any mom would love this book, especially for Mother’s Day. If you have a wife that could use a “mental break” from the mundane everyday life, I think this book would be a great book for her.  After I read the last page I then knew that I needed to learn to read for pleasure again, and that I can find the time for me. So mom’s lets stop being the martyr and just take a break sometimes, we need it. In books you can take a mental field trip, and as moms sometimes that’s all we get, but when you do take those trips them make it a good one! I highly recommend Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe for a good trip.

Have a great Mother’s Day!


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