Published August 1st 2018 by Covenant Communications
Anna the Prophetess is the dramatic chronicle of the only woman to be called prophetess in the scriptures. When Anna’s great-niece Julia is exiled to Jerusalem as punishment for her refusal to marry a man old enough to be her father, Anna shares the story of her early days of courtship with her husband. Although Julia’s parents admonished her to observe firsthand how lonely Anna’s life is, Julia instead discovers that her great-aunt’s life is far from lonely—it is full of love, peace, and incredible faith.
As Anna shares her unwavering testimony of the coming Messiah with her great-niece, these two faithful women are changed forever as they seek the Lord’s will in their lives and joyfully witness the long-awaited miracles of Christ’s birth.
My REVIEW: (LAWonder10)
H.B. Moore has, once again. captured little known details of scripture in creating this appealing, contemplative story of Anna the Prophetess, and how it, feasibly, could have occurred.
This author searches out the historical situation of that era, then convincingly implements them into her writing. Additionally, with her outstanding understanding of biblical scripture, she introduces aspects the casual reader of scripture would, likely, miss. Thus, her writing of the events of that time, are realistic and helps modern-day individuals understand the circumstances around the events, more clearly.
The individuals are "brought to life" by the author, so the reader can feel "connected" to each one.
The time of Anna's existence was a much slower pace, so the reader may feel impatient, at times, wanting to get at the "crux" of the well-known story. However, by doing so, the author would not be able to create the feeling of that time. Therefore, the profound effect of this miraculous event would be lessened. I do feel the author could have "built up" to the main event more strongly, though.
Actual knowledge of this very blessed woman is extremely limited. To be a female "witness" in the "temple" of the Messiah's birth, had to be a unique experience to be so "favored" of God. It is one of the very rare times a woman in a temple is mentioned. It is, also, a rarity for "prophetesses" to be mentioned.
I offer a Four and a Half Stars rating.
^This book was gifted me with no expectations of a positive review. This is my honest review.
About H. B. MooreHeather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen historical novels and thrillers, written under pen name H.B. Moore. She writes women's fiction, romance and inspirational non-fiction under Heather B. Moore. This can all be confusing, so her kids just call her Mom. Heather attended Cairo American College in Egypt, the Anglican School of Jerusalem in Israel, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in Utah. Heather is represented by Dystel, Goderich, and Bourret.
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