Friday

All Done

I finally finished the last book in the novella series by Francine Rivers. She wrote 10 books in all: 5 about Biblical men and 5 about Biblical women. I just recently completed Silas. I am so glad I invested my time in these books. Even though they are a quick read, the books are full of thought-provoking dialogue that sends me back to Scripture time and time again.

The series on women featured historical fiction stories about Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba and Mary. The men had their turn with stories about Aaron, Caleb, Jonathan, Amos and Silas.

My favorite in the women's series was Tamar where I learned to not judge another culture. But then again, Rahab helped me learn about how God draws us all to Him, Ruth helped me learn about devotion, Bathsheba helped me learn about steadfastness, and Mary helped me learn about patience.

My favorite in the men's series was Caleb where I learned about submission. Aaron helped me learn about God's love, Jonathan helped me learn about ties that bind, Amos helped me learn about staying strong through the long-term, and Silas helped me learn about God's precious Word.

I was never intrigued by characters such as Amos and Tamar until I read these books. Now I think about them frequently. Thank you again, Mrs. Rivers for placing these centuries-old individuals into my everyday life. After I've read her books I see Scripture in a whole new light.

3 comments:

Julie Anne said...

I agree with you about Francine Rivers' books. I want to read more of them. God has given her a gift of making his scriptures come alive to us. I want to start giving her books as gifts.

Alyssa said...

Hi Kristin!
I've read a couple of her books and really enjoyed them. I don't read for pleasure often but may just have to read these- they sound really good!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Love, Alyssa... another MOMYS

Life In Progress said...

I'm intrigued. I'll have to check these out. I need some books that will get me digging in the scripture. Thank You.