Tuesday, February 19, 2008

'Blessed' Books - Tuesday

Have you ever read a book by Christian non-fiction writer Francine Rivers? If your answer was no, then let me be the first to encourage you to do so. Originally a highly awarded secular romance novelist, Rivers opened her heart and her life to Jesus Christ and is now a Christian novelist whose books have been made into movies.

Her book, 'Atonement Child' was one of the first of her books that I read. This book tells the story of a young woman and college student 'Dynah' who lives through a very traumatic sexual assault and soon afterwards finds herself pregnant. Dynah who is almost a child herself, has to make decisions about whether to keep this child or to have an abortion. As you turn each page you find yourself silently praying that she will make the right decision. Throughout this ordeal her faith is not only realized but strengthened.

If you are anything like me, whether you start with this Francine Rivers book or one of her many others, my guess is that you will be hooked!


Mari said...

Francine Rivers is one of my favorite writers. I didn't know she used to be a romance novelist. God has really used her!

Beth said...

I read The Scarlett Thread which was actually pretty good. We read it in our book club and I was actually dreading it because it was supposed to be a romance novel. But luckily it wasn't what I was expecting and I quite enjoyed it!

A Stone Gatherer said...

I've read alot of her books, they are great! The one I liked the best was, Oh I can't remember the name right now, but it was based on the book of Hosea! Don't you just love the brain, and how things just don't configure sometimes!!!!!

Amy Wyatt said...

I LOVE Francine Rivers. Redeeming Love is my favorite. I am currently reading through the novellas on Ruth, Tamar, Bathsheba, etc. I have finished the girls and am starting the guys. They are FABULOUS! I agree with you... once you start reading her stuff... you'll be hooked.

Jamie said...

*Love* her and her books.


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