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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Love Amid Ashes by Mesu Andrews Book Review

From the publisher:  
 Drawing characters directly from the Bible and others from historical texts, Mesu Andrews, author of Love Amid the Ashes (ISBN: 978-0-8007-3407-7, March 2011, $14.99) weaves new threads into Job’s story, creating a novel that breathes new life into an ancient tale of suffering and redemption. Andrews began her research at Multnomah University and expanded her studies to include rabbinic traditions, giving readers of Love Amid the Ashes a unique understanding of Hebrew customs during Biblical times.

Most imagine Job sitting on the ash heap, his life in shambles. But how did he get there? What was Job's life like before tragedy struck? What did he think as his world came crashing down around him? And what was life like after God restored his wealth, health, and family?

Andrews tells the story through the eyes of the women in Job’s life. Drawing together the account of Job with those of Esau's tribe and Jacob's daughter Dinah, Love Amid the Ashes breathes life, romance, and passion into the classic biblical story of suffering and steadfast faith.
My Review:

Let me just say, I love historical fiction.  I love the Bible.  I also love when an author re-tells a Bible story as fiction and makes it seem more personable.  If you don't like that then you are not going to like this book.

I've read the story of Job numerous times.  I never saw most of this story in it.  However, it made me re-think the life of Job.

I love when an author makes you think about the true life of someone and what their life was really like.  I had to stop numerous times in this book and ask my husband questions, like "Did this really happen?"  My hubby knows scripture so much more than me.  It sparked a conversation and research.

This book is not meant for younger eyes in my opinion even though all the subjects were in the Bible.  It has subject area that is for the mature nature.

Blessings to you!  You are loved!

Note:  I was sent complimentary copy for review purposes only.  This review has not been monetarily compensated.  The review was my honest opinion and views and not influenced by the sponsor in any way.

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