Friday, March 20, 2015
The Tomb by Stephanie Landsem
I loved this story of Martha by Stephanie Landsem. Martha tries so hard to please everyone, working hard to keep the laws, putting everyone ahead of herself. Her sister Mary sits at Jesus' feet while Martha works to fix the food and serve it. She doesn't have time to follow her heart.
Martha's story starts when she does follow her heart and suffers the consequences of her actions. When she gives her heart to Isa, will she see him again? Her brother Lazarus wants her to marry Simon. Due to her reputation as a perfect woman who follows the law, Simon agrees to marry her. Will Martha be able to trust in the Lord when it really counts, or will she become the woman she has always despised?
The Tomb draws you into the man Jesus is and how he was viewed. Martha's struggles are real life struggles. Facing peer pressure can you stand up for what Jesus would have you do? Why is it so hard to believe Jesus is who he said he is? These stories give you a closer look at Jesus and his life, journey, family, and followers. She makes you feel like you are really there, living in Jesus' time. The secondary characters come to life and bring an added dimension to the story.
Pick up this story today for a fascinating look at Martha, Mary, Lazarus, and Jesus. I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.