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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Martha by Diana Wallis Taylor

Martha: A Novel

Sumamry: Perhaps one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented characters of the New Testament is Martha. Often painted in the colors of reproach, Martha seems to be the poster child for how not to be a follower of Jesus. From the mind of Diana Wallis Taylor comes this touching, well-researched portrayal of Martha of Bethany, sister of Mary and Lazarus. Through Taylor's lush descriptions and inspired combination of imagined and recorded dialogue, Martha's world--her trials, triumphs, and loves--vibrantly comes to life. Follow Martha as she is jilted by her betrothed, falls in love with a Roman soldier, grieves the death of her father, cares for her siblings, and serves her Lord with dignity and grace. My Thoughts:
Another wonderful story from the bibical times. Martha is one of those books every Mother, Daughter and Wife should read. a fascinating look at one of the sometimes forgotten heroines of the bibical times.
Thanks to Revell publishers for the chance to review this wonderful novel.