Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Love Amid The Ashes: A Book Review

About The Book:



An epic story of love and forgiveness, suffering and restoration

When her beloved grandfather Isaac dies, Dinah must follow his final command: travel to Job's household to marry his son. After Job's world comes crashing down, Dinah finds herself drawn to this great man brought low. What will she risk to fight for his survival?

Mesu Andrews weaves an emotional and stirring account of Job and Dinah. Love Amid the Ashes breathes life, romance, and passion into the classic biblical story of suffering and steadfast faith.


About The Author:


Mesu Andrews is an active speaker who has devoted herself to passionate and intense study of Scripture. Harnessing her deep understanding and love for God's Word, Andrews brings the biblical world alive for her readers in this debut novel. She lives in Washington


You can read an excerpt of Love Amid The Ashes here, in PDF Format.


Check out these great Bible Study Questions to use with Love Amid The Ashes.


If you are in a Book Club, check out these great Reading Group Discussion Questions, again in PDF Format.





My Review:


Recently I had the opportunity to read Love Amid The Ashes by Mesu Andrews. I have really enjoyed reading novels that are based on Biblical figures and accounts, and this particular one explores the life and story of Job.


With historical accuracy, the author has written a stunningly beautiful piece of literature. I was drawn in from the very first page and did not want the book to finish. This is a big book at over 400 pages, but because I was drawn into the book, I read it in only a few days (as time allows with two little ones). 


The story of Job has always intrigued me. He was a man that endured so much loss and tragedy yet never took his eyes of his redeemer. It is a challenging book to read as it reminded that beauty does rise, even in our darkest moments. Just as God was there for Job, He is there for us and always will be. He never changes, even though so many years have passed since Job's day.


I highly recommend this fantastic book and give it a huge thumbs up!


BUY IT: Love Amid The Ashes is available at your favorite bookseller of Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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