Strangely enough, this book was inspired by the film Avatar.
In the film, the blue aliens greet each other with "I see you,"
a simple statement that is profound in its fullness.
How many people do we greet, interact with,
perhaps even live with and yet we still never "see" them?
I am guilty of this myself everyday...how often does a person's need or their fear go unnoticed
and uncomforted by me because I am not "seeing" the other person?
What would change if you and I could really "see"?
In Fearless, Louisa is the one who sees.
A child with the touch of an angel, her presence imparts a sense of peace
and leaves visions in its wake.
She was found beside Jake Tucker the night his house burned down.
As he neared death by smoke inhalation, she was there praying for him
and telling him that his son needed him and His God loved him.
Jake believed her, and he lived, but he says he had never seen the girl before,
and no one in town knew anything else about her.
Miss Amy and Mr. Jim, a couple who desperately wanted children of their own,
took Louisa in and expected to love and help her until her parents could be found.
Instead, Louisa was the one who saw the woundedness in them,
and soon it seemed that they shared a bond that can't be explained by reason or probability.
Louisa was about to become the center of events that would rock their town...
events of healing and life.
At the same time, another person was making plans,
plans to rock the town with events of death and destruction.
The purity and light of a young girl and the calculating darkness of a killer,
both entering the lives of one couple in one small town.
And you are watching it unfold before you.
I loved the descriptions in this book,
of Louisa and the encounters with God that people began having.
We can see the innocence in this child who knows that the miracles are not her's to dispense,
they are gifts from the Lord who loves these people.
Fearless leaves you exploring these concepts, as well as reeling from a pretty shocking ending...
but you really just need to read this book.