Tuesday, July 17, 2012

"This Scarlet Cord, The Love Story of Rahab" by Joan Wolf

I have never really read historical fiction set in biblical times and I found this quite refreshing!  It was a completely different world in this book. (I am also very glad I did not live in these times.)
Joan Wolf has wirtten an amazing book and I thank her very much for it!
  The story of Rahab is very fascinating, and it shows the redeming love of God. He can take the bad things that have happened to us and turn them into good.  Rahab was raised a pagan, but found the truth of God and was redeemed through His love. She is also on geneology of Jesus, Our Lord and Saviour.

"To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified."
~Isaiah 61:3~

Back Cover:

Within one of the Old Testament's most famous battles lies one of the most tender love stories.
Hidden within the battle of Jericho is the story of Rahab, a beautiful and brave young Canaanite woman who aided the Israelites by hanging a piece of scarlet cord from a window. This act of faith changed her life by placing her in the genealogy of Christ.
Rahab is the youngest daughter of a Canaanite farmer, taken to Jericho for the pagan New Year so her father can find her a wealthy spouse. Sala, the Israelite boy who had once saved her from being kidnapped, is also in Jericho. When the two young people meet again they admit their love for one another, but their different religions make marriage impossible.
Their love story plays out against the background of Jericho's pagan rites. It is only when the One True God of Israel comes into Rahab's life-and she realizes what He is calling her to do-that she and Sala can come together.
Witness Rahab as a young woman determined to find her destiny as she follows her heart toward true love . . . and the One True God.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Mercy Come Morning by Lisa Tawn Bergren

This is an amazing book about mercy and love, forgiveness and redemption.
And second chances.
I loved this book, I started reading and could not put it down! It's an amazing story and the characters are so real!
It made me want to call my mother and just talk for no reason.
You will not regret reading this book! I loved it!

There are no second chances. Or are there?

Krista Mueller is in a good place. She’s got a successful career as a professor of history; she’s respected and well-liked; and she lives hundreds of miles from her hometown and the distant mother she could never please. It’s been more than a decade since Alzheimer’s disease first claimed Charlotte Mueller’s mind, but Krista has dutifully kept her mother in a first-class nursing home.

Now Charlotte is dying of heart failure and, surprised by her own emotions, Krista rushes to Taos, New Mexico, to sit at her estranged mother’s side as she slips away. Battling feelings of loss, abandonment, and relief, Krista is also unsettled by her proximity to Dane McConnell, director of the nursing home—and, once upon a time, her first love. Dane’s kind and gentle spirit—and a surprising discovery about her mother—make Krista wonder if she can at last close the distance between her and her mother … and open the part of her heart she thought was lost forever.