"Unveiled" book one in five of the Line of Grace by Francine Rivers
November 9, 2014
This is the story of Tamar based on Genesis 37:1-38:6. It is historical fiction based on the bible. Not only does this book tell the story of Tamar and her obedience to her family and that of her husbands, it also tells the story of Judah. The author does a good job of giving background for the story in such a short book. It also tells of the customs of those days. There are parts that are hard to read due to the violent nature of the time. The book also has a story study guide at the end to help dig deeper into the story as well as how to take lessons from the story into our lives. I book fell a little short of my expectations by the fact that the story of Tamar is only 130 pages and the end felt cut short.
Francine Rivers brings to life Tamar from the Bible. Now whenever I read about Tamar in the bible I am reminded about how real it was. Tamar is a woman to learn from, and this book helps you to do that.
Francine has taken biblical and historic history and woven together 'novellas'. This is by far my favorite book. During my first read I had to set the book down a couple times - upset saying to myself 'THAT's not in the Bible!' - would go grab my bible and my jaw would drop! This book brought new revelation of an old story, helped me to see my own situation in a much different light, highlights God's grace and forgiveness, and is just very thrilling to read!
Francine Rivers writes her fact based stories from the bible, yet makes the story's real and understandable. The Lineage of Grace series is the best ever written about special women in the Bible. It shows how God will use anyone who strives to know Him. You have to get the set. They are a MUST read. You will desire to put the story to your life. It opens the eyes of your heart and you will know that you have a lot to do in changing the way you look at the way you're living your life.
Francine Rivers writes biblically and passionately with keen insights into the hearts and lives of her characters. Tamar is real; she is relevant; through her story, you are drawn into the bigness of God and His purposes.