Monday, January 31, 2011

The Damascus Way

The Damascus Way, by Davis Bunn & Janette Oke. Julia is devastated to discover that her life was not what she thought it was! Her father has a wife and other children, while her mother was never married to her father, but rather given to him as a slave. This discovery leaves Julia searching for something, she's considered second class because of who she is now. What kind of life could she possibly lead? Was she destined to always be "lesser" of a person? That was until she found "the way" and her life changed! We travel with Julia through out this book in the adventures she finds herself as a part of a courier!
 I did not read the first 2 books in this series, so The Damascus Way was my first book! I was a little hesitant to read it with out having read the first two, but I was not disappointed! In fact this just makes me want to read the rest of the series even more! The authors seem to be very careful to take caution not to oppose scripture for the sake of the story, which was very important! Although this obviously is a fiction novel and not historical or Biblical events (although they are based on biblical events), it opens up your imagination to really think about what life would have been like to the people in New Testament times? Its so easy to just read and not think about the people in the Bible as "real" people, so books like this are so appreciated! It is an uplifting and encouraging book that I loved reading, I definitely recommend reading this one as well as getting your hands on all the books in the series!

*Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc. Available now at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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