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*
Mary: the most important women in the Bible some would argue.
I don’t think God really puts people on a scale, but I do believe he loved her as a mother because she was his mother when he was made human to come and die for us.
But she conceived him while she was a VIRGIN.
Aka: people thought she had sex out of wedlock and saw her as horrible.
Even Joseph thought she did, her fiancé! It wasn’t until an angel came to him in a dream to hold his horses and marry her anyway because Jesus was going to need him.
Doesn’t mean they didn’t get stupid looks or that anything was any easier on them.
I mean, why isn’t there any room in the inn for THE PARENTS OF JESUS COME ON PEOPLE WHAT IS THAT ABOUT?
This is a very good retelling of the story of why we even have Christmas to begin with.
Francine, you are a queen.