Honestly, I love Francine Rivers’ writing with all my heart.
She is so on FIRE for Christ and you can see that buried in her words.
This series is an interesting one that I would recommend to anyone who wants to learn more about the Bible and those stories about women. She puts her own twist on her versions on this story, but she doesn’t take out any truth to the story. What I mean by that is even though we don’t know it happened the way she wrote it, doesn’t mean it didn’t actually happen the way she wrote it. She didn’t take anything out of the Bible.
So this whole series is about women in the Bible that are in the line of Christ.
That’s important because the Bible doesn’t talk about girls too often because back then all us women were good for is babies and sex.
*a very dramatic eye roll in inserted right here in this review*
Tamar…. My dear, your story is a little unsettling.
You had a lot of men die around you and you probably were a little more emotional about that. Then no one else in the family would take you!
Back track: when a woman is given to a man, it is her sole purpose to produce a son so they can carry on the family man. So, when Tamar here married Er the son of Judah and she failed to produce a son before he died, she was passed onto someone else in the family to produce a son to carry on the name.
Onan was next in line. He never gave her what she needed to get pregnant (not going into details people. If you don’t know, ask someone with some sense). Because Onan was stupid, he died (men are stupid guys, just give in).
Next, Tamar was going to marry Judah’s third son and was told when he was of age she could.
Judah is a big fat dummy liar man.
*IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: THIS IS WHERE THE FIRST FEMINIST IS MADE.*
Tamar decided to dress as a prostitute and seduce her father-in-law-kind-of Judah and get her son. You can’t really blame her for doing this because she was disgracing her family by not having a son and she wasn’t fulfilling her role as a woman in general.
So happy I wasn’t born back then.
Guess what? It worked and she got pregnant.
But no one knows who the father is….?
BUM BUM BUMMMMM.
So how is she going to prove that she truly was just doing her duty to the family she was married into? Is she going to be stoned to death?
This is an interesting story in history because you get to see how people were treated and how different people thought back then.
Provo Francine, you killed it again.
Side note: Glad no one thought it was stupid that Judah just decided to cheat on his wife with a prostitute and just shrugged and went on with life. No big deal. Bye.