Where We Belong
This book is different than the books I have reviewed lately, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Full of adventure, Biblical perspective, and romance. I loved getting to read the book from the different characters’ viewpoints-very creative! The characters were well defined and so different from each other.
One point that I disagreed with was the justification of lying to do a greater good. Rahab’s story in the Bible was quoted as being a reason it was ok to lie. God never told Rahab to lie in order to protect the Israelite spies. She could have simply not answered, or told the truth. God had/has done great and mighty miracles-divided the Red Sea to allow the Israelites to cross on dry ground, made the waters of the Jordan River recede as they crossed, and many others. He could have blinded the eyes of the king’s men so they couldn’t see the spies, or protected Rahab’s life from those same men if they planned to kill her. God doesn’t need our lies to accomplish His plan. However, He showed mercy to Rahab. Don’t ever mistaken God’s mercy for God’s approval. I do thank the author for showing the results of the lies the characters told as not turning out the way they expected.
I appreciate the use of the King James Version in this book.
The love of the sisters for each other was beautiful.
Rebecca refusing to marry a man that does not share her faith in Jesus Christ was admirable. I thank the author for including that in the story. I am a firm believer of the verse in Amos that says “Can two walk together, except they be agreed”. She waited faithfully for him to become a believer before they could have a serious relationship.
I also thank the author for including strong creationism arguments in this book. Darwin’s book has done much evil down through the years, even though he has no true scientific evidence in this book to support his theories. His book was actually written with the title “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection”. Natural Selection. The process of eliminating the so called “weaker races” to create a better and perfect race. This was the mindset of many horrible people down through the years, i.e. Adolph Hitler. Also, it is the mindset of many pro-abortion people of today. God created the life-it’s up to Him to decide when the end will be for that life.
I truly enjoyed this book, and look forward to reading more of Lynn Austin’s books in the future!
I received a free copy from the publisher (Bethany House). No review, positive or otherwise, was required—all opinions are my own.