The Land of Silence starts off during a beautiful day of joy and playfulness… Tessa Afshar’s prose is witty and the personality of our main character Elianna comes right off the page as she interacts with her brother Joseph. However, quite quickly things change for Elianna and the story takes off. Following family tragedy, she has to find distraction, they all do just to continue to go on in everyday life. Things need to be done, and Elianna wants to make up for a debt she thinks that is her fault and throws herself into any task and finds some solace there.
Grace McCaffery hopes that the bustling streets of New York hold all the promise that the lush hills of Ireland did not. As her efforts to earn enough money to bring her mother to America fail, she wonders if her new Brownie camera could be the answer. But a casual stroll through a beautiful New York City park turns into a hostile run-in with local gangsters, who are convinced her camera holds the first and only photos of their elusive leader. A policeman with a personal commitment to help those less fortunate finds Grace attractive and longs to help her, but Grace believes such men cannot be trusted. Spread thin between her quest to rescue her mother, do well in a new nanny job, and avoid the gang intent on intimidating her. Grace must put her faith in unlikely sources to learn the true meaning of courage and forgiveness.
The story of two women, centuries apart, who are joined through a tattered journal as they contend with God, husbands – and even themselves – until they fall into the arms of the one who loves them unconditionally. When Sierra discovers the handcrafted quilt and journal of her ancestor Mary Catherine Murray, she finds that their lives are amazingly similar. Though the women are separated by time and circumstance and Mary Catherine endured the hardships of life on the Oregon Trail, many of the issues and problems they face are remarkably similar. By following Mary Catherine’s example, Sierra learns to surrender to God’s sovereignty and unconditional love.
The In His Image Devotional Bible will help you know God more deeply as you discover His attributes and character throughout Scripture. You will become more like Christ as you practice directed, prayerful reading of God’s Word. Experience greater peace facing life’s challenges as you learn to see God fully.
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*This post was updated on January 28th, 2016 with my new format, with the Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin.* Sanctuary Bible: Leatherlike/Fabric – Blue Floral My review This Bible was an absolute delight to have available for devotions throughout my 2008 year. The song devotions were my favorite, so much that I went and bought the individual book The One Year Great Songs of Faith where many of the songs came from. But also the deeper looks on women of the Bible and poetry and other things through out made this Devotional Bible a jewel. I have the Fabric/leather version, and it feels so good in hand. I really recommend this for any female you know seeking out a good devotional Bible. I’m very satisfied with this purchase. View all my reviews.
Experience daily the timeless truths contained in the many celebrated songs of the Christian faith. Each day’s devotional includes the text of a classic hymn or song, the inside story about the author or origin of the song, and a related Scripture passage. Be refreshed and strengthened each day by the mighty words that have uplifted God’s people through the ages.