Over this past weekend a friend of mine introduced a book to me that I just could not put down. (Sorry guys if my nose was in that book all weekend at the lake.) The name of the book is A Lineage of Grace by Francine Rivers. We all know Francine wrote Redeeming Love, and what an amazing book it is. I have read it 4 times. :) So when my friend showed me this book I knew it was going to be a great book. Little did I know that it would change my heart, mind, and spirit.
Throughout the book Francine covers the lives of 5 very important women of the bible. Some I knew very well (Mary, Jesus' mother, and Ruth), others I had heard of but not really known their story (Tamar, Bathsheba, and Rahab). She has read between the lines of scripture and interpreted it to what she imagined happened. Jesus said to seek and you will find the answers you need for life. The best way to find the truth is to look for yourself!
I have not finished the book. I have read Tamar, Rahab, and Ruth's story. And in each women's story there was one word that described that woman's life for me.
This book is changing my life. How I perceive things. How I understand the bible. It amazes me how God is SO faithful. I have been aching for something to awaken my soul. God will always answer your prayer. listen and watch for the instrument He will be using. In my case it was a book and the Bible. No matter where we live or in what country, God's Word is truth. It is as relevant today as it was yesterday. In it I am finding a future and a hope.
Anyways this is getting pretty long so I will end it but I do intend on going deeper into how each of the stories has impacted my life in different ways.