August 16, 2010
May Seymour graduated from college with the world at her feet and no idea what to do with it. A mission trip to Rwanda brought her a sense of purpose in loving others. So when the genocide began she chose to remain in the village, which was subsequently slaughtered. Only May survived.
So, May journeyed to heal on the farm of Claudius Borne, a sweet, innocent old man who understood plants and animals far better than people.
Years later, having not stepped a foot off Claudius' farm, May learns an old college flame, now a death-row inmate, is refusing to appeal his sentence. Can she convince him to grab hold of life once again? Their surprising friendship turns the tables, for the prisoner, Eli Campbell, has a deeper faith from which to draw than she. Eli slowly begins to pull May from her cloistered existence. With the help of Eli, their tiny town, and ultimately a renewal of faith, May comes to life once again.
Not knowing what to do in life is something I think most people struggle with at some point in their life. In this story, May is there and with the help of being healed by Claudius and the faith she attained while on his farm, she finds herself – and helps another find themselves again too.
Resurrection in May by Lisa Samson is a great story that really captures the feelings of May. It moved a little slowly at points, but overall the flow of the book quite worked with the story. It is a great story that is perfect for reading a few chapters at a time.
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