Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
A Lineage of Grace - Book Series Review
A Lineage of Grace is a series of five books by Francine Rivers. Each book is a fictionalized account of the life of one of the five women who are listed in the lineage of Christ in Matthew Chapter 1 - Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba and Mary. I was excited to find all five books on the shelves at our local library, so I checked them all out and read them straight through.
I thoroughly enjoyed these well-written novellas as they helped me better understand what life was like for these women who played such an important role in history. The stories also helped me relate to them each as individuals, thinking about how they are similar to women today and how they endured various hardships or circumstances. They also made me want to go back to the Biblical account of each women and see exactly what the scriptures had to say. I love it when a book points me back to the Word of God and helps me grow in my knowledge of the Bible and grow closer to the Lord. I highly recommend this book series!
Have you read this (or any other great Christian fiction series) lately?