Another book review catch up post today - this one to share about a wonderful series of books I read a couple of months ago.
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?