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Number of Pages: 252
Vendor: WestBow Press
Publication Date: 2013
|Dimensions: 9.02 X 5.98 X 0.53 (inches)|
Open The Fisherman's Wife and you enter the world of first-century Capernaum on the Sea of Galilee. This is the hometown of St. Peter's wife. What was it like to be a Jewish woman married to a man who leaves home for long stretches of time to follow Jesus, a controversial preacher with mysterious powers? Through The Fisherman's Wife you experience the unusual life of Peter's wife vicariously.
In Capernaum you meet not only impetuous Peter, but the tempestuous Zebedee brothers and other apostles, persons Jesus healed, Mary, and the Lord himself. People in the Bible spring to life as their stories are told through the eyes of St. Peter's wife. At first she regards Jesus as a rival for her husband's affections. As she transforms from a doubter into a fervent disciple, you are treated to a personal and unique view not only of Peter but of Jesus--his words and actions culminating in his death and rising.
By the time you are finished reading, you will feel as though you know the people who walk through the Bible at the time of Jesus. From then on, hearing and reading their stories in Scripture will never be the same.
Kathleen Glavich has authored numerous books on the Bible for all ages and was privileged to visit the Holy Land. From the time she was a preteen, she has loved fiction books about Bible characters. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio, and ventures out to give talks on Scripture, even as far away as Dubai.
Alice 2013FloridaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A Touching MasterpieceJuly 26, 2013Alice 2013FloridaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A Touching Masterpiece
The "Fisherman's Wife" is a beautiful, poignant love story told from the view point of the Apostle Peter's wife. Kathleen Glavich weaves an intricate portrayal of Jesus' ministry as it was seen through the eyes of ordinary people. She has researched the time period thoroughly and blends history, romance, scripture and occasional humor to create a heartwarming and deeply profound book.
The characters of Miriam and Peter are well developed and the story flows smoothly. The reader meets Miriam as a young girl who along with her best friend is hoping to become the mother of the promised Messiah. As the story unveils, Miriam becomes a wife and a mother. She is happily married with a devoted and loving husband who treats her as an equal but makes the decision to become a disciple of Jesus, leaving her to care for a household and raise her children mostly on her own. She experiences a gamut of emotions over Peter's departure to follow Christ, but exemplifies true unconditional love for her husband.
The novel has great depth and forces the reading to reflect on the meaning of love from a variety of perspectives. I highly recommend this book.