Thursday, February 15, 2018
A Passionate Hope
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Hannah and her husband, Elkanah, share a deep and abiding love, for each other, for their God, and for his tabernacle at Shiloh. Greatly disturbed by the corruption of the priests, they long for restoration and pray for a deliverer. But nothing changes as the years pass. Years that also reveal Hannah to be barren.
Pressured by his family to take another wife, Elkanah marries Peninnah, who quickly begins to bear children. Disgraced and taunted by her husband's new wife, Hannah turns again to prayers that seem doomed to go unanswered. Do her devotion and kindness in the face of Peninnah's cruelty count for nothing? Why does God remain silent and indifferent to her pleas?
Travel back to the dusty streets of Shiloh with an expert guide as Jill Eileen Smith brings to life a beloved story of hope, patience, and deliverance that shows that even the most broken of relationships can be restored.
My thoughts: This book does a fantastic job of bringing to life the story of Hannah and what the details of her story might of looked like. I thought that Jill did a wonderful job of breathing life into the story! It would of been hard to give up the little boy who was an answer to your prayers, but also the faith that she had to of had. If you enjoy Biblical fiction, then I recommend picking up a copy of A Passionate Hope!
I received this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review.