Ok, you all know I recommend books, food, etc. Well, this is a book that is a must read. Francine Rivers has written 5 separate books on 5 individual women of the Bible; Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, & Mary.
I happened upon this book while helping my daughter look for one of the authors other books, Reedeming Love. They didn't have that one in the library, but they had a slew of other books by this author and I started checking out the back of the books and was intrigued by each one I picked up. In my arms it went (I should have gotten one of their carry baskets).
When we got home, I had a hard time deciding which book to read first; I had checked out 7 books total. Finally the decision was made and I began to read. I read a little each night and was caught up in the story more and more. Wednesday night I was sick and yet I was still trying to read. I was mad because after taking some medicine, I kept falling asleep and I REALLY wanted to read not sleep.
At some point I fell asleep and one of the children moved the book but didn't put it in my bag I bring to work each day. So during my lunch break on Thursday I just knew I was going to read. I searched my bag 5 times and there was no book. The squarefoot gardening book was in there, but not Unveiled. UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
I had to wait till I got home. Still not feeling well, I ate dinner and tried to read again, this time I took NO MEDICINE and I read until well after 11pm. I couldn't help it and even then I didn't want to put the book down, but I did reluctantly.
Fast forward to today and I finished the book during the last 30 minutes of my lunch break. I did NOT want the story to end. She made the story come to life for me. Please don't get me wrong, stories don't override scripture. I just think this one was so well done. I felt she stayed true to scripture too.
OK so get to the library, check out the book and I promise you, you'll want to read another one of her books...ok, well I do anyway!!!