Babel: 1 Man’s Imagining of Noah After the Flood

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Have you ever considered much about Noah after the Flood? That Noah might have still been alive during the events of the Tower of Babel timeline? I can’t say that I’ve ever put those two things together, myself. I found this week’s book intriguing for that reason. In my mind, Noah ends at Genesis chapter 9, and I never calculated how many years later the Tower of Babel timeline fit in. The two genealogies in 9 & 11, while they give context and important information, break the flow of the story enough to confuse a casual reader (me)! Babel: The … Read More

Haven of Rest: Trusting God in the Midst of Trials

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Haven of Rest trusting God in the Midst of Trials

#ChristianBooktober 2019, Day 2: Haven of Rest. If you’re looking for a great example of trusting God in the midst of trials, read this book! This bit of Biblical fiction is very believable, funny, sad and makes you think. As part of #ChristianBooktober, Haven of Rest is one book that I chose to purchase myself. I did not receive anything from Celebrate Lit, as I did not officially sign up for the tour. All thoughts are my own, and I truly enjoyed it! (Bet you would never have guessed I picked a new Biblical Fiction Author for the first book … Read More

Who Was Hadassah, Queen Esther of Persia? 6 Noble Characteristics Worth Sharing

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So, Queen Esther of Persia. Who was she? Did she really exist? Was King Xerxes truly so in love with her that he was willing to find a way to save a whole people group? And what’s the deal with Mordechai and Haman?? Today’s Celebrate Lit Book Tour is a fictional account of the story of Hadassah: Queen Esther of Persia. You know how much I like Biblical fiction, so this time I’m doing something a little different. Below the tour, I want to get into more of Esther’s story from a directly Biblical perspective. I hope you will join … Read More

How Important is a Ruth and Naomi Relationship?

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Modern retelling of Bible stories are a powerful tool. Translating the Ruth and Naomi relationship dynamics into other settings managed to bring home the lessons all over again.   One of the greatest things about books based on Bible stories is that you aren’t tampering with the original, so anyone who’s nervous about Biblical fiction can safely enjoy it.   Readers familiar with and enjoying period fiction (*raises hand ️) can get lost in the new story and forget about a key point of the original story, and be startled (not exactly surprised) by it when it happens!   You can explore the emotions … Read More

Naaman’s Servant: The Beautiful Faith of a Child

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Naaman’s Servant girl has a difficult story to tell. There’s hardship and tragedy in the opening scenes. But whether she was 9 or 16, Naaman’s maidservant is an inspiring role model of faith! ?This post has a giveaway? ? Please note that this post contains affiliate links for your convenience. I may make a small commission if you purchase something through one of the links. I received an advance copy of Moriah’s Wings from Celebrate Lit. While I am grateful for that, it doesn’t affect my reviews. All thoughts are my own. You can read my full disclosure here.   … Read More

The Essence of Humility in the Bible and Today

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If we are going to talk about humility in the Bible, we should start with a definition. What is humility? According to Merriam Webster’s dictionary, Definition of humility: freedom from pride or arrogance the quality or state of being humble Basically, not considering yourself “too important” to: get involved and help others Do ‘servants work’ Step out of your comfort zone for someone else’s benefit Ask for help Trust God Sounds simple enough, right? (ahem..famous last words, anyone?) ? Please note that I received an advance copy from Celebrate Lit, though all thoughts are my own. I have also included affiliate links for … Read More

Forever Loved: The First Father – Daughter Relationship

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Forever Loved, Eve’s Story is one book I won’t soon forget. I am a big fan of Biblical Fiction as you probably already know, and this one having a definite devotional feel to it makes it even better. Thank you, Celebrate Lit, for the opportunity to read this book. Helping me reframe my thoughts and understanding with fresh perspective. ? Please note that I received an advance copy from Celebrate Lit, though all thoughts are my own. I have also included affiliate links for your convenience. If you make a purchase through one, I may make a small commission at no extra cost to you. You … Read More

Are You Ready to Dwell in the Shelter of the Most High?

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It’s a privilege for us to Dwell in the Shelter of the Most High. As Beth Moore is so fond of saving, there ain’t no ‘high’ like the Most High! He is the Maker, Creator, Master and Friend. Almighty Father Protector and Guide. For us to be allowed shelter with Him, well, wow! I’ve spent a good bit of time on Psalm 90-91 lately (a prayer of Moses), with this post in mind. Psalm 90 talks about the Most High God, and His power and eternal nature. A plea to see God’s work, be seen, and granted favor. Psalm 91 … Read More

Lydia in the Bible: A Story of Courage and Hope

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Lydia, Woman of Philippi

Lydia in the Bible has always fascinated me! and now, I get to review a fictional account of her story! I’m so excited, as I get to learn more about this incredible woman, Lydia in the Bible encourages me regularly! Welcome to my first post as part of Celebrate Lit! Lydia, Woman of Philippi, By Diane Wallis Taylor. Celebrate Lit is a really great group of Christian bloggers, who get to preview and review lots of cool books and get to share some occasional giveaways with you, our readers, allowing you lots of quality reviews before you spend your hard-earned … Read More

8 Biblical Fiction Authors You Really Don’t Want to Miss

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Step Inside some Biblical Fiction Today

In this post: 8 Biblical Fiction Authors, and Why I Read Them! Some Friends and I were out for a Girls I mean Mom’s afternoon recently when the topic of Biblical Fiction came up. Now if you know me at all, you know I read a lot. My favorite categories are historical and Biblical fiction. I was surprised by how many of my friends were afraid, or at least nervous, about reading Biblical Fiction. I certainly understood their reasons. Primarily it was not wanting to get the Truth and a fictional account confused and mixed up in their minds. Combine … Read More