What a refreshing look at the biblical story of Jesus who meets the Samarian woman at the well. I have read this bible story numerous times, but I have never really thought about the woman's story, I just sort of skipped right to the teaching of Jesus. But the author has stopped and has taken a deeper look at verse 18 where Jesus tells the woman "she has had five husbands." This is where this story starts.
The author takes us through Marah's life starting at the age of 13 when she is married to a man that is old enough to be her father. But the age of twenty five she has been married five different times and each husband has either died or left her. This is when she meets the most important man she will ever meet, Jesus, the Son of God.
It was fascinating how well-crafted this story was, with characters that were believable and a story line that will hold the reader's attention. I found this story both engaging and encouraging. It reminds us that Jesus will met us just at the right time and that no matter what our past, He will always love us.
I know I will be recommending this book every chance I get.
This is a wonderful book. The story was so wonderful, it had me on the edge of my seat clutching the corner of the page so I could turn it and read some more! I really recommend this book for women who feel that they'll never get married or have a family or find that one person they'll spend their life with. This really teaches you some things.
Journey to the Well presents an intriging intersection of several well loverd new testament stories. The harshness of life in new teastment Samaria and the struggles for women during that time is vivid and compelling. Given society's views of women at the time, it makes me value even more what Christ has done for me.
I could not put this book down. It tells the story of Marah, the Samaritan woman from an early age through to adult hood and I was touched by the way Diana was able to capture all of Marah's emotions and feelings. I cries when Marah cried, I laughed when Marah laughed. Indeed a good book. I will definitely recommend it to my friends.