Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Martha, written by Diana Wallis Taylor, tells the Bible story of Martha, Mary, and Lazarus. Although their lives are intertwined as they are siblings, the main focus of this book is Martha and the responsibilities she has as the oldest sibling. Most people are familiar with Martha, the hard-working oldest sister who chastises her young sister, Mary, when she chooses to remain at Jesus’ side listening to his preaching rather than helping her sister prepare the meal. The book Martha looks at this story, along with Lazarus’ death and being brought back to life by Jesus, and the death and resurrection of Jesus.
I enjoyed reading this book, and I liked learning more about the sacrifices Martha made in raising her family. I liked how the book was written in a very understandable way, and I felt as if Martha and her community was a friend of mine. Although I knew of their lives, I never thought of them as everyday people, and this is how they were conveyed in the book. The book also showed the hope that although she was seen as too old for love, there is the right person out there for everyone and if you are patient and trusting in God to provide, you will see the plans He has for your life. I will definitely be recommending this book to others!
Available June 2011 from Revell.
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