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The Inheritance

By Jo-Anne Berthelsen


He struggles with bitterness and betrayal. She wants to follow God's way. To be together seems impossible. Michael Trevelyan is determined to claim his inheritance at all costs. Bitterness consumes him and he refuses to forgive those who have betrayed him. Yet, when he meets Alexandra Hope, things begin to change. She challenges his views but also listens while he shares his pain. Can Michael move on from the past and learn to forgive? Can Alexandra hold onto her faith in God as she deals with their deepening relationship? Can they both learn to trust each other-and God? The Inheritance is a stirring story of family secrets, forgiveness and faith-of leaving behind a dark, painful legacy and walking into the light of God's eternal inheritance.

Book Takeaway:

Encouragement to forgive and to deal with anger and bitterness before it ruins our lives and the lives of others.

Why the author wrote this book:

I wrote 'The Inheritance' to demonstrate how anger, bitterness, hypocrisy and pretence can adversely affect our lives and the lives of others and keep us from experiencing God’s grace. In essence, this novel highlights the importance of the command in Hebrews 12:15 – 'See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.'


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