Saturday, March 16, 2013
Love in a Broken Vessel
Today I got all of my Easter shopping done. I'm pretty sure the kids will appreciate the fun books, candy, and toys we got for them. Each year for Easter the kids get a basket at the table and an egg hunt in the afternoon. I usually play in the morning so our dinner is late afternoon to early evening. So I can thoroughly prepare our meal and other fun things for my family. Is there anything you do as an Easter tradition? I would love to hear about it, and if you comment I'll put your name in a raffle to win this book :)
Love in a Broken Vessel by Mesu Andrews is about the book Hosea from the Bible. If you're not familiar with the book of Hosea. Hosea was a prophet in Israel, and he was asked by God to marry a prostitute to show God's love for his bride (Israel) and the bride's repeated adultery on God. It is a book full of compassionate love in the face of blatant sin.
When I first heard that Ms. Andrews would be writing about Hosea and Gomer I kind of was like "Oh snap she just took a big leap". If you're not familiar with Francine Rivers Redeeming Love it replicates the book of Hosea like Love in a Broken Vessel. What Ms. Andrews did differently (which I will say is in her favor) she literally took the book and made it fictional instead of placing it in a different time and different characters. I enjoyed reading about familiar prophets and kings of the time. I really loved envisioning the culture of that time and connecting the pieces to a puzzle (i.e. the Bible) that were slightly fuzzy to me. This was a good read that stayed respectful to the actual events. So dear readers if you like a good fictional book about Bible characters I highly suggest you read Love in a Broken Vessel.
“Available March 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”
This book was given to me via Revell a divions of Baker Publishing Group in hopes of my honest opinion and I honestly gave it.
Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face evermore!
Today has been full of tears, angry words, and broken dishware from my three little ones. It is indeed a day that I need to seek the Lord and His strength. My three sweet little bebs are a good reminder for me to Seek His face evermore, because truthfully where else am I going to get that kind of strength.