Francine Rivers is my favorite author. She's an excellent Christian writer, but that's not the only thing that draws me to her fantastic books. She does some serious studying before she writes her fictions and fills her books with accurate history. I love history when it's interesting to learn!
So I got 2 sets of books for Christmas this year and have been thoroughly enjoying A Lineage of Grace series. So I thought I'd tell ya a little about it.
I just finished the first 2 books and just love all that I'm learning! She took women in the Bible and study of history and brought these women to life. Even though I've read these stories a hundred times straight out of Scripture, I never really tried to understand these women and how they must have felt and what they must've thought.
The 2nd book is based on Rahab, the prostitute who hid the Israelite spies in Jericho. In return, the spies promised to protect her and all in her house. (Joshua 2, 6).
I don't want to spoil the story for you (even if you already know it!) but one thing that hit me while reading this was how Rahab, who was part of the line of the Messiah, has a whole passage in the Holy Bible devoted to her. The Israelites didn't need to send spies into Jericho. They had already defeated countless others and didn't need a couple of soldiers scoping things out when God already knew exactly what He was going to do. God sent those spies for Rahab - a prostitute. What Francine Rivers took from this was that Rahab asked God for salvation. She received it.
At the end of each book (in the set I got) there are a handful of Bible studies on the passages covered in the book. God did His usual and spoke to me through His Word and as a result, I found peace during a time of anxiety -
James 1:5 "But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him."
Thank You, God.
I highly recommend the A Lineage of Grace series.
Has anyone else read these books or any of her other books? What do you think? Can you recommend any of her other books??