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That part of the book, which is the main part, was beautifully written. However, I feel like the secondary part, the part about Jesus, wasn't woven in well, and gave an unfinished feel to the story. The way the shepherds were woven in near the beginning was excellent. However, it was like Jesus was forgotten until the very end, and tacked on with no real need to have it in the plot. I'm not saying she had to have Jesus in there, but if the author wanted to have him be in the story, then I wish he had been intertwined better in the actual plot of the story.
However, after they are reunited, it gets sloppy.
The book would have been better served having an epilogue summing up the 20 years after the wedding rather than have it be part of the story. And, like I said, the Crucifixion was added in somewhat sloppily, and omitted some major parts like the earthquake. I felt like the book would have felt more "finished" had it ended with the wedding and a small epilogue.
I do not feel like the sex was overdone. There was actually no real "sex" in this book. The descriptions included were likely quite tame for that period of time.
Probably acceptable for girls at years old, but there are no super graphic descriptions IMO. As a side critique, the cover picture is artistic, but a true Jewish shepherdess would have beautiful olive colored skin, more on the tan side. The cover isn't an accurate representation of a Jewish girl. This book was beautifully crafted with vivid descriptions, great plot and beautifully real characters. I always enjoy historical fiction and I have only recently discovered Christian historical fiction.
I look forward to reading more books by E. Someone mentioned too much sex I would agree this book is not a Children's book although I don't believe it was ever described as such In fact I recall books I read in High school required reading that was far more graphic and even disturbing at the time.
However if you are interested in sharing a book with your children read it first yourself and decide if they are mature enough and then discuss as a family. I do not believe it requires fewer stars. In fact the main characters set an excellent example for not giving in to what society might push you to believe is normal and maintaining virtue. E G Lewis this: Write a pre-teen version! It would be a big seller: For a practicing Christian, at times things can become routine.
It's sad, but true, that even the image of Our Lord Crucified can become too familiar and too comfortable. If only it were shocking every time I laid my eyes upon it!
My appreciation for this book and author lies at it's ability to penetrate my calloused heart, and feel the sorrow and significance of Jesus' life anew. There were times that the perspective was so fresh that I confess I cried in appreciation.
This is not a re-telling of the life of Jesus, it is a story of ordinary people who witnessed some of the key events of the gospels, and how it affected their lives. The are so many fake sites which said they have the book that I want like latest Harry Potter. I don't think it will worked, but my best friend showed me this site and it does! She loves and loses Shemu'el. The centurion - because I would like to talk more with him about his realization that "Christ was truly the son of God. It was a gripping story, not in a who-dun-it manner but rather in a way that made me want to learn what happened next, to be part of their story. Your level of intimacy with God, your level of friendship with God, your level of partnership with God and your love for God are under your control.
Possibly for the first time in my life I felt a kindred and appreciation for Jesus' mother Mary. I loved the pace of this book. It was just right. The character's developed naturally, from small child to grandparent. You love the characters. The gospel story permeates the tale, enriches it, and it is everywhere hinted at. Scripture and historical quotes enrich the experience and make one feel like they are learning something of value, rather than just filling the time with entertainment. There are two scenes that are adult-oriented. One that is a reenactment of Solomon's Song of Songs, which I rather enjoyed.
Another is a hinting of sexual sin - a rather obvious hint - the big "M" word. Certainly, those two scenes rule out this book for children, but not for teens. I do not consider them "pornographic" at all but I would recommend parents read the book first and make your own decision. I would encourage my teens to read the book. The controversy rather reminds me of that surrounding The Diary of Ann Frank, which was initially publish without some of the more "human" parts.
It's not nearly as graphic as Ann Frank's but, like Ann Frank, it is The question though is this: Obviously the answer is no.
Would some children enjoy it? For that reason I humbly suggest to Mr.
Edit two scenes and there you go. I'll buy it, sir, I promise. But, personally, I am happy that I didn't read it as a child, for it has has been such a nice experience reading it as an adult and my criticism - which isn't really one at all - regarding those too scenes is moot as an adult. I appreciated them for what they were - honest.
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