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Paperback The Book of Longings: A Novel Book

ISBN: 1984881388

ISBN13: 9781984881380

The Book of Longings: A Novel

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"I am Ana. I was the wife of Jesus." So begins the new novel from the number one New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings , an extraordinary story set in the first century about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny in a time of great despair and great hope. In her fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd brings her acclaimed narrative gifts to imagine the story of a young woman named Ana. Raised in...

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One of the two favorite books that I enjoyed this year.

This book is fascinating, well-written, well-researched, and provides great insights in the life and times of that era. The spiritual aspects of the story ring true without being preachy and overwhelming. My other favorite book this year is The Invention of Wings, also by Sue Monk Kidd. That book, also carefully researched, is about Sarah and Angelina and their servant, real life Quaker abolitionists who fought and suffered for their beliefs. Their lifelong dedication and love are evident throughout their hardships and challenges. These unsung heroes deserve to be remembered. In The Book of Longings, the missing years of Jesus’ life and his work and travels, as well as his connections to biblical people and places, come alive and are real to the reader as described by the woman he loved. The longings of the main characters, as well as the deep sadness, is heartfelt and evident without being depressingly crushing. It is is uplifting, loving, and inspiring. Jesus is not the main character, but he is essential to the story. Anyone curious about the lives of people in those times will love this book.

God Given Imagination

Ive never ever read a book like this before. It is a beautiful story about Jesus and a women who marries him. The imagination of Sue monk kidd is God given. Love this book!!!
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