I just finished reading an amazing book called Sunrise on the Battery by Beth Webb Hart. It is about a woman and her family that seem to have everything; money, social standing, and influence. But for Mary Lynn, the mother, something seems to be missing. After fighting her way up from having nothing to having virtually everything, she still has the sense that there is something more out there. So she goes to church. While there she asks the members to pray that Jackson, her husband, will come to know God. She gets what she prayed for but it may just change her life as well.
I think, after reading this book that the main message the author is trying to bring across is perspective. Is it more important to have everything on the surface but feel emptiness inside? Or is it more important to be whole, confident, loved, and have a personal relationship with God and possibly have to do without the prestige and honor of having everything? Also, while reading this book I was faced with what being a Christian really means. Its not just going to church and doing all the things expected of you. Sometimes being a real Christian means stepping out into the unknown and uncomfortable to get your hands dirty helping people that you would not normally see in a church building.
This is a well-written book with an excellent message. It is written in a real down to earth way that anyone can identify with. I highly recommend this book!