Friday, July 1, 2011
Book Review - "Martha"
Martha is known for being the sister who was too busy when Jesus was at her home to sit and listen to Him as she was cooking. However, there is so much more to her story! Diana Wallis Taylor shares a beautiful story in her novel, "Martha" that will open the reader's eyes and give a new perspective on who Martha really was.
Martha has had to run her household and bear a great amount of responsibility since her mother had passed away. Taking care of the house and cooking for her father, brother and sister took all of her time and she was not as carefree as others her age or does she see herself as marriage material. Martha and her siblings, Lazarus and Mary have the honor of meeting Jesus and His disciples and also hosting them in their home. Martha learns a great deal and also is told by Jesus that there is someone out there for her.
Martha, Mary and Lazarus come to live in this book and are well-developed characters. It is so great to experience meeting Jesus and His disciples along with them and also being on the journey of coming to believe. Taylor ties in a lot of details and descriptions creating vivid scenes so that it seems as if the reader is right there going to the temple and working in the home. There is romance thrown in as well as each of the three siblings fall in love and yet things do not always turn out as planned and/or hoped, but each learns to seek God. I highly recommend this book!
“Available June 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”