Thursday, June 30, 2011

Martha Book Review Author Diana Wallis Taylor

She has spent her life caring for others--will she ever find someone who will cherish her?

Martha's entire life is marked by her responsibilities to her family. In the absence of her mother, she runs the household, makes the meals, cares for her father, and attempts to keep her absentminded younger sister on task. In the midst of her duties, will she ever find time to live her own life--or find her own love?

This touching, well-researched portrayal of Martha of Bethany, sister of Mary and Lazarus, unveils the woman within the Bible character. Through Diana Wallis Taylor's lush descriptions and inspired fusion of imagined and recorded dialogue, Martha's world--her trials, triumphs, and loves--vibrantly comes to life.

Follow Martha as she navigates the complicated worlds of family, faith, and love . . . and you'll never read her story the same way again.

MY REVIEW-There are some times when a Biblical novel is not to my liking. I hate when there is a lot of liberty taken and the story does not follow Bible or when it has so much written into it that I have a totally different look at that story than I used to. But every so often a really good book comes along that I just love. And this is one of those times! Martha is a somewhat smaller book but I loved it! I think it shows that the author kept more to the facts given in the Bible and history.

This novel shows many different aspects to Martha that I never thought of before. We always think of her as being the stingy sister who wanted Mary to help her instead of listening to the Lord. But this book shows a unique side to her, that I don't think goes against Scripture. My favorite part was when Lazarus was raised from the dead. Wow! So much goes into this that I was amazed. It definitely opened my eyes to what went on. I will never read the factual account in the Bible the same way any more. It really goes to show the miracle and how much we take for granted.

This was a great book and I would definitely suggest it for any Church library. I will be on the lookout for the next books from this author.

I received a copy of this book for review purposes. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All thoughts are 100% mine.
Available June 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

1 comment:

Josiah said...

Sounds neat.
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