The Mockingbird Parables by Matt Litton

Matt Litton has written a masterfully engaging work that shows each character through the eyes of faith. Having loved To Kill A Mockingbird, I was interested to see how Mr. Litton would showcase the ethics and faith of the novel. Let me tell you, if he were at my house today, I would have to say, "Well done, sir." I am impressed. This is not something that comes easily. He put the heart and words of Christ up to characters that exposed the outworking of faith or the lack there of. Every word made me think and evaluate my own beliefs. I think Francis Schaeffer said it best when he explained that things could be learned in an observatory much more readily than a classroom. This book is a divine observatory. In a world where it is rare to see the love of Christ truly walked out, we get to peer in to characters lives that deeply reflect it.

I was challenged by Atticus and his deep integrity. Once when a man spit in his face trying to detract from his own guilt, Atticus simply wiped it off and kept going. I did some soul searching while reading about the ladies at the missionary tea. They had "Christianized" their racism and pity and called it grace. I am not sure any of those women loved or knew the real Jesus. Are we the deep rooted integrity or are we the fake faith? I enjoyed this book more than I can say. May it make your faith more tangible.

This book was provided for review by Tyndale.


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