Before healing can begin for Kelli and Heather, they need to believe they are worth cherishing.
Kelli London once dreamed of being a songwriter. As crazy as it seemed, she hoped that God would use the lyrics that came to her even while she slept. She dreamed about Brian too, that the love they shared as high-school students would grow into marriage. But choices that still...more
Kelli and Heather both have their share of guilt, shame, and regrets for choices that they made. For Kelli it's the choice she made when she was a teenager. For Heather the decision she made to...more
Cherished is an easy read and what I liked most about the story line is that despite being a romance book with a Christian theme, the characters are all fully human and flawed, and have had to go through tough situations that they got themselves into because of poor choices that they've made, because of a deliberate decision to sin. The story also...more
Kim Cash Tate
Despite our past sins, our past choices, we are loved by God and cherished as a child of His. Kelli has run from her past, from a potential career as a song writer because she felt God wouldn’t have anything good for her after having an abortion. She returns 7 years later to her hometown to stay with her brother and his wife. Suckered into going to a conference for Christian Music writers, Kelli feels a renewed relationship with God. She runs into her old boyfriend Brian, w...more
This is a story about a group of friends and family members who were active in a large church in St. Louis. Kelli has recently returned home to St. Louis after living in Texas for several years. She dreamed of being a Christian singer and songwriter when she was in high school. How...more
There were several things I...more
Throw in bereavement,...more
Author: Kim Cash Tate
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Genre: Inspirational/women’s fiction
Kelli London grew up in St. Louis, and her dreams of becoming a songwriter took her to college in Texas where she majored in everything except music. Now, she’s home in St. Louis to attend her brother’s wedding, and her family is trying to talk her into moving back. Kelli wants to stay in Texas, but she allows her family to convince her.
Heather Anderson had an aff...more
Heather has a habit of making the wrong choices when it comes to the opposite sex, and she's not feeling too good about herself. Will she ever accept the fact that no matter what she has done God loves her?
Brian is studying towards a PhD at Washington U, and he'...more
I liked this book, but I sit on the fence because the tone of the story was not subtle. In the same token, the characters were captivating...more
That is the question that two women ask in this book. Kelli London once dreamed of being a songwriter. She dreamed about Brian, that they would have a forever love. But choices she regrets dashed her dreams, and upended her hope. But when her dreams come around again, she's forced to face her past, before she can live her future.
Heather Anderson's life is a mess. First she has an affair with a married man, then a one-night st...more
In the book, Cherished by Kim Cash Tate, we find ourselves in the second book of the Women of Faith series. The three characters who...more
Heather Anderson - she had an affair with a married man and now with a drummer for a christian band - only to find out that he has a girlfriend (soon to be fiance) and that she is just a fling...she feels like a tramp and wonders if she can ever be truly remade and cherished.
I really liked 'Cherished'. The story was great a...more
Cherished is about the fact that God loves us, and cherishes us, even when we don't always do the right thing. Kelli is not sure what she wants out of life, but the last thing she wants is to ha...more
The two main characters, Kelli and Heather, are both trapped by sin in their life, believing that they have messed up so bad that God won't forgive them or use them for His purposes. When Kelli moves back home to be near her family, she finds that confessing her sin is the first step to bringing healing. When Kelli's sister-in-law decides to disciple h...more
Kelli is a young woman who dreamed of a career in Christian music... until she made a decision that she is sure God could never forgive. Now trying to find fulfilment in other areas, her life seems to be on a slow ride to nowhere. When her outspoken sister-in-law discovers so...more
Then she moves to St. Louis after college in hopes of finding employment and to spend some time with her two brothers and their wives. Her brothers have joined an amazing ministry at Living Word Community Church and she decided to join them at church. Kelli starts opening her hear...more
Review date: 10 August 2011
‘Cherished’ is the second book by Kim Cash Tate that I’ve read. I had the privilege to review the ARC of her previous work, ‘Faithful’, and I thought her work was really inspiring and brought me closer to God.
I was hoping to read her work again, and I was really pleased when I saw her latest book, ‘Cherished’ is up for review.
I didn’t quite know what to expect from her latest work, but I have to say...more
Heather is a woman who's direction is unclear. Although she wants to live right, her habits of affai...more
Kelli London once dreamed of being a songwriter. As crazy as it seemed, she hoped that God would use the lyrics that came to her even while she slept. She dreamed about Brian too, that the love they shared as high-school students would grow into marriage. But choices that still haunt her destroyed those dreams. Until now-when a series of love letters reawakens her hope for the future.
Heather Anderson's life has spun out of control-first, an affair with a married man, then a one-night stand with...more
Kelli was hurt by her by longtime bf years ago. She dreamed of being a songwriter. When she moves back in with her fa...more
Kelli let a bad decision and its consequences steal her joy to the point where she turned her back on the songwriting gift God gave her for seven years. Heather is broken by a series of bad decisions- she followed an affair with a married man with a one-night stand with a popular Christian musician, and now is broken by the consequences of her choices. God bring...more
Kelli is talented songwriter, but somewhere along the way she got lost as she tries forget the love of her life--- Brian who had become a famous Rap Christian Artist.
Heather once had a affair with a married man and was devastated from a one night stand from a drummer of a Christian band. It was at...more
I have a lot of thoughts about this book. Mostly good. First of all, it made me cry a few times. Yeah, like the tears rolling down your cheeks kind. I get a bit misty eyed sometimes when I read, but not usually real tears. I have never suffered like Kelli had, but there was just something about her grief and healing that was very inspirational. I loved how the characters all focused so much on prayer and seeking God's will for their l...more
During the course of our lives, we've all made decisions we deeply regret. Some of those choices carry heavy consequences as we stagger along under the burdens of guilt, shame and regret, even self-loathing.
Can we be released from these burdens? Is there any redemption possible for us? Any way we can be restored at all?
Kim Cash Tate says "Yes!" between the pages of this powerfu...more
This book was so uplifting to me, to see how this group of people really trusts in God to answer all their prayers and believe that he will. They prayed about everything and watched God respond. They took the Bible verse Mark 11:24 to a whole new level for me: Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours.