Tuesday, August 30, 2016
GOOK REVIEW: Glory Revealed: Sisters of Lazarus, Book Two
"Glory Revealed: Sisters of Lazarus, Book Two" is the sequel to "Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled." It's not a stand-alone; you need to read BEAUTY REVEALED in order to pick up this book - but you won't regret reading both. :) )You can click on the title above to go to the Amazon page for it! No affiliate link, just because... :D )
I love Paula's writing style; in this book, she has exquisitely walked the line between "too much emotion" and "too much observation" - especially when dealing with the crucifixion of Christ. As a Christian, I sometimes dread the treatment of the whole period of time that covers Christ's trials and sentence; Paula does an amazing job of not allowing the action to slow, and still showing the tragic pain and loss His family and friends felt.
As Biblical fiction, there's a lot of research that goes into being able to craft a story that engages readers while not straying off the well-known and -loved Biblical accounts. Again, Paula's knowledge of her subject shines through in her attention to detail, her character traits (and flaws) of such familiar characters as Mary and Martha, Peter and John. By the time the book ends, you will be smiling at the idiosyncrasies of them, bawling at the beauty of Christ and His bride, and not wanting to turn the last page.
Do yourself a favor. If you don't have BEAUTY REVEALED, purchase both books - and give yourself some time to read. Don't start at night - I couldn't stop reading, myself. :D Keep the tissues nearby, and then revel in the knowledge of His love and desire for His bride.