Faithful Reviews: Woman of Light by Teresa Pollard
Faithful Reviews on Inspirational Moments
About the Book, Woman of Light:
Christian fiction inspired by the Bible, Judges Chapters four and five.
On his deathbed, Deborah’s grandfather prophesied she would be a Judge for Israel. But the elders of Ramah vowed a woman would never sit in the city gates to listen to cases. So Deborah and her husband, Barak, returned to his hometown of Kedesh, in the northern part of the Israel, where trouble brewed nearby: King Jabin II had appointed Sisera to be commander of his army… and his nine-hundred iron chariots.
Meanwhile, God brings disputes to Deborah for her to adjudicate, and soon she is holding court under the palm trees outside of Kedesh. Then God tells Deborah to hurry back to Ramah, and the family escapes just before Commander Sisera invades Israel and ransacks Kedesh.
But Israel has no standing army to respond, and not a shield or a spear was seen among forty-thousand men. How will God use two such improbable people, a peasant woman and her husband, to lead Israel to victory against this formidable foe?
About the Author, Teresa Pollard:
Teresa Pollard is from Richmond, Virginia, and was saved at a young age. She has a Master’s degree in English and Creative Writing from Hollins College, and has served as a Sunday School teacher and children's worker for most of the last forty years. Married for forty years, she was devastated by divorce and the death of her youngest daughter, but God has blessed her with a new home and another grandson, and she now resides in Dacula, Georgia. She blogs every Tuesday at http://teresatalkstaboo.wordpress.com.
A captivating depiction of the life and times of Deborah, judge of Israel. Teresa Pollard paints a colorful but realistic picture of biblical times. The reader follows along as she takes you down an amazing trail of quest, loss, and victory when the Lord delivers His nation.
The author sets up the scenario, theology, and terminology by an extensive introduction in the beginning of the novel. I suggest reviewing this to reduce confusion and provide enlightenment before you begin reading. Whether you agree with Pollard or not, this information is important and anchors the story.
Biblical fiction is a unique blend of Christian fiction and one I read with great trepidation. Not only should it capture my imagination, and take me to another place (my first criteria for any type of fiction) but in addition and most importantly, the writing must stay true to the Word of God in all aspects. Woman of Light does this.
Well done, Ms. Pollard. I give Woman of Light five stars. * * * * *
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