Monday, July 18, 2022

THE APOSTLE'S SISTER by Angela Hunt, The Jerusalem Road Series #4, Reviewed by Paula Shreckhise

What a wonderful story set in Bible times. The author takes us on a journey with Paul and his sister from Tarsus where they were born to Jerusalem. Not only a richly atmospheric tale but also documenting their faith journey using existing scriptures and filling in with very plausible scenarios. I felt like I was right there with them.
Ms. Hunt is very adept at bringing the scriptures to life and connecting the Old Testament with the New, putting the words of the Bible into the mouths of the characters. She gives a glimpse of what life was like in Jerusalem around the time of Jesus ministry, death and resurrection, the conversion of Saul and many others. Interesting to me was the description of Saul and his education and installation into the Sanhedrin and the Jewish traditions and culture of the times.
I recommend this for all who enjoy Biblical Fiction and a well-written story about early Christian faith. 

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House through their review program. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*5 stars and a strong faith thread

BackCover Blurb:
She's always longed for more, but what if the path she's chosen requires more than she's willing to give?

Aya, daughter of Zebulun of Tarsus, does not want a traditional life. After years of being overshadowed by her brilliant brother Sha'ul, she wants a chance to use her own gifts beyond being a wife and mother. When her father insists that she marry a Torah student, she reluctantly agrees.

A dedicated scholar, Sha'ul, or Paul, returns to Tarsus to follow the instructions of the Law and wed the woman his father has chosen to raise his profile and help him earn a seat on the Great Sanhedrin--the highest religious court in the land. But when the Nazarene, Yeshua, and his followers bring trouble to the Holy City, Sha'ul will stop at nothing to silence them.

After moving to Jerusalem with her husband, Aya expects to be bored in her role as wife to a Torah student. Instead, she finds herself fascinated by his studies. Then her brother makes a life-altering decision, and she must face a troubling question: Can she remain true to her beliefs and still love her blasphemous brother?


Bethany House Publishers, June, 2022
Available in digital ebook, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook:
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