6 Queen Esther Characteristics We Should Be Practicing Now

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Queen Esther Characteristics

Which Queen Esther Characteristics are the most worthwhile and transformative? And How did Hadassah in the Bible become so captivating? Hadassah, 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?? Let’s take a look at 6 vital Queen Esther characteristics that we would all benefit from practicing now, and then I’ll share a few of my favorite Christian Fiction stories of Hadassah in the Bible, AKA Queen … Read More

Best Biblical Fiction Authors + 6 Reasons to Read Their Books

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Best Biblical Fiction Authors and 6 Reasons to Read Their Books

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

Bible Characters and Their Stories: 7 Reasons We Need to Know Them

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Bible Characters and their stories

Today, let’s welcome Katrina D Hamel, as she introduces us to some amazing Bible Characters and their stories. Then, we’ll get started on her book, As the Stars, for our first book club read! Chances are, if you’re here on Aryn’s site, you’re a Christian fiction lover. If we were sitting over coffee right now, we’d have so much to chat about! That’s one of the best things about books—we can share adventures and experiences even if we can’t meet face-to-face. On top of this, we travel the same pages yet each reader takes away something unique. I think this … Read More

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

4 Practical Ruth and Naomi Relationship Principles to Live By

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4 Ruth and Naomi Relationship Principles

Retelling of Bible stories in another time period can be a powerful tool. Translating the Ruth and Naomi relationship dynamics into other settings managed to bring home the lessons all over again.   Join me today as we talk about 4 tried and true Ruth and Naomi relationship principles. 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.   Today’s translation from Ruth and Naomi in the Bible to Victorian England was fascinating. Readers familiar with and enjoying Christian Historical fiction … 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

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

What Does it Mean 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