God’s Grammar, the latest book by Mick Mooney has just gone on sale. I was lucky enough to get an advance copy a few weeks ago because Mick asked me to do a review.
God’s Grammar is a novel. I am not the biggest fan of Christian novels, and as such have read very few of them. The reason why I don’t like them is because they tend to be overly fluffy and Christianese. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this was not the case with Mick’s novel.
God’s Grammar is a short look into the life of a young man who wakes up to find God in his living room, waiting to give him some grammar lessons. And by grammar lessons you really know I mean rock his world, as is God’s nature…
The thing I liked most about the book, without giving any spoilers away, is the fact that Mick made it real. The situations and life experiences described in this book do not pull any punches. It is brutally honest, well delivered and also very funny!
The book reminded me a lot of The Shack, as it is also about a man meeting with God in an unsuspected way and then dealing with life’s big questions, emotions and other associated feelings. Mick also manages to interweave Biblical truths in very awesome ways, connecting the dots of the Gospel message and also making it personal for each person.
He brilliantly portrays and personifies the inward struggle we all face in our conscience sifting through the mix of all the condemning and fear inducing thoughts implanted by others, our own thoughts and conclusions and of course God’s words.
The most memorable part of this book for me was the ending, and boy was it good! I have not cried whilst reading a book in many a long year. Yes, I am Cornel and I cry. Deal with it. Mick managed to capture the fullness of the cross in a way that will bring a deeper revelation of it to many if not all who read it. It sure got me!
Overall a very well written novel, with amazing imagery and gripping characters that will draw you into the pages and make the gospel come alive in a whole new way!
Well done Mick!
Also be sure to check out Mick’s awesome comics as well as his other books.
Grace and Peace!