Tuesday, May 3, 2016

New Release: Land of Silence



Book Title: Land of Silence
Author: Tess Afshar
Publication Date: May 1, 2016
Publisher: Tyndale House

Description:
Before Christ called her daughter . . .

Before she stole healing by touching the hem of his garment . . .

Elianna is a young girl crushed by guilt. After her only brother is killed while in her care, Elianna tries to earn forgiveness by working for her father’s textile trade and caring for her family. When another tragedy places Elianna in sole charge of the business, her talent for design brings enormous success, but never the absolution she longs for. As her world unravels, she breaks off her betrothal to the only man she will ever love. Then illness strikes, isolating Elianna from everyone, stripping everything she has left.

No physician can cure her. No end is in sight. Until she hears whispers of a man whose mere touch can heal. After so many years of suffering and disappointment, is it possible that one man could redeem the wounds of body . . . and soul?


My Review:
I haven't read all that much biblical fiction. I'm not sure why because after reading a book like this I'm almost convinced it's my favorite genre.

Tessa Afshar writes amazing stories! I've read the account of the woman who had suffered from a blood disease for twelve years and then was healed by just touching the garment of Jesus. (Matt 9:19-22, Mark 5:25-34, Luke 8:43-48) But never before have I thought of the story in depth. Reading this book gave me such a clear insight into what that woman's life most have been like with that disease. I'd never realized that because she had a blood issue and was deemed unclean by Israel that she may have went without touch for twelve years. No hugs from family, no holding a baby or child, an outcast in her village... And to think that for twelve years she searched for a cure, spent every spare penny on physicians and with just one touch to the robe of the Master Healer she was cured instantly. I'll never be able to read the account in the Gospels the same way again.

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Note: I received this book through NetGalley. http://netgalley.

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