My rating: 5 of 5 stars
So we all know that Amos is a small book of the Bible tucked into the back of the Old Testament, but only a few know anything about the man bearing the name. In this book - The Prophet - Francine Rivers mixes fiction with biblical fact to make a story that will hold your attention and have you turning pages as fast as you can. Or in this case siting on the edge of a chair waiting to put in the next audio CD. I appreciate the gentle balance in which Rivers uses to create a story that will bring this Bible character to life within your mind and heart. After listening or reading this story you will want to read the Bible book of Amos with great excitement. While some may not like to add a fictional element to biblical accounts, I highly recommend this book - and the other 4 in this series - because they draw out the humanness of the man in a way which makes you appreciate his life all the more. This book is great for young and old alike and makes a resource to listen to together as a family of older children and teens.
Behind the men who shaped history are the heroes who forever changed it. In The Prophet, the fourth audio in the Sons of Encouragement series, beloved author Francine Rivers illuminates the life of Amos. Francine examines the life of Amos and his relationship to Israel during its prosperous years. Amos's message - and his relationship with God - made him unpopular. But his challenge to those who were enjoying the blessings of prosperity was crucial then and is strikingly timely today as well.
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This review copy was provided courtesy of Oasis Audio. The thoughts expressed are my own.
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These 5 books are awarded with the To Read, Or Not To Read badge of distinction - Best Of The Best - for the fact that because they are so good, they have been added to Mandy’s bookshelf!