Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe Summary

What if you could ask God anything? What would you ask, and how would He answer? 

Chelsea Chambers is on her own. After a public split from her NFL superstar husband, Chelsea takes a bold step out of the limelight and behind the counter of the Higher Grounds Café, an old-fashioned coffee shop in dire need of reinvention. But when her courage, expert planning, and out-of-this-world cupcakes fail to pay the bills, this newly single mom finds herself desperate for help. Better yet, a miracle. 

Then a curious stranger lands on Chelsea’s doorstep, and with him, an even more curious string of events. Soon, customers are flocking to the Higher Grounds Café, and not just for the cupcakes and cappuccino. They’ve come for the internet connection to the divine. Now the café has become the go-to place for people in search of answers to life’s biggest questions. 

When a catastrophe strikes and her ex comes calling, Chelsea begins to wonder if the whole universe is conspiring against her quest to make it on her own. After a shocking discovery opens her eyes to the unseen world around her, Chelsea finds the courage to ask God a question of her own—and heaven answers in a most unexpected way. 

“Max Lucado’s remarkable gift of storytelling brings the pages to life in his novel Miracle at the Higher Grounds Café. This highly relatable story of working through heartache and standing firm on your faith is intertwined with a good dose of humor and overflowing with biblical truth. This message will stay with you long after you’ve read the last page.” —Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author of The Best Yes and It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way 

“Step inside the Higher Grounds Café, a place brimming with whop, a heaping helping of comfort food, and a direct line to heaven. Where faith lives, all things are possible, for a family, a community, and one woman who wasn’t sure she had the courage to believe again.” —Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours 

“Now, here is the in-depth breakdown on why YOU will love it: First of all, Max Lucado is the best. Of course, angels, miracles and neighborhood cafés are also at the top of the list. Most of us love stories and according to statistics, 54% of us actually love coffee. So, there! Read Miracle at the Higher Grounds Café immediately. It’s a story by Max Lucado about an angel and the miracle performed for some folks (who drink coffee) in a cool neighborhood café. Can a book even get any better than this? I don’t think so.” —Andy Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of The Noticer and The Traveler’s Gift 
Full-length inspirational novelUSA TODAY bestsellerIncludes discussion questions for book clubs

Book Reviews


Higher grounds indeed5 star

Great read.55

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Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe4 star

Very good. Couldn’t put it down.45


Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe5 star

This is an inspiring read and has GREAT story line !55


Miracle at the Higher Ground Cafe5 star

Spiritual themes masterfully woven throughout an entertaining story! Thoroughly encouraging and delightful!55


Jesus loves me, this I know!5 star

This story has opened my heart, and I'm Glad that it has! At last I have been calmed and Jesus does really Love me, even tho.... My past is past and I look forward to God's plan for the rest of my life! I will Trust Him with it! Thank you, Jesus, for all my blessings. I love You, Judi55


Inspirational!!5 star

This book truly touch my heart. It was so inspiration and heart-warming. I enjoyed every word of it and I cannot wait for Max Lucado to write another one. Its a MUST READ !!55

Manos de oro

Great relaxing read5 star

I've read most every book Max has written of the past 25+ years and always feel uplifted afterwards. This book was enjoyable and thought provoking at the same time. I'm just waiting for the Next one!55

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