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#35: The Way - Kristen Wolf (With Giveaway)

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Anna is a fiery tomboy living in ancient Palestine whose androgynous appearance provokes ridicule from the people around her and doubt within her own heart. When tragedy strikes her family, and Anna's father—disguising her as a boy—sells her to a band of shepherds, she is captured by a mystical and secret society of women hiding in the desert. At first Anna is tempted to escape, but she soon finds that the sisterhood's teachings and healing abilities, wrapped in an ancient philosophy they call "The Way," have unleashed an unexpected power within her.
When danger befalls the caves in which the sisters have made their home, Anna embarks on a hazardous mission to preserve the wisdom of her mentors by proclaiming it among ordinary people. Her daring quest and newfound destiny reveal, at last, the full truth of her identity—a shocking revelation that will spark as much controversy as it does celebration.
Anna’s story is one of transformation, betrayal, love, loss, deception, and above all, redemption. Readers will cheer for this unforgettable protagonist—and for debut novelist Kristen Wolf, whose beautifully written book both provokes and inspires. A compelling mix of history, myth, and fantasy, The Way is a fascinating exploration of the foundations and possibilities of human spirituality.

Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Crown (July 12, 2011)
ISBN: 9780307717696


Author Bio:

Kristen Wolf is a mother, writer, and filmmaker living in the Rocky Mountains. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Georgetown University and holds an M.A. in creative writing from Hollins University. This is her first novel.


My Opinion:
This is one of those books that you really need to take your time reading, absorbing every word, feeling every emotion, becoming part of every setting.
I couldn't get enough of this story.
It was like walking alongside Jesus, only while reading.
Very beautifully written, I sincerely want to read more from this author!
And lastly I will mention it is a Oprah Book Club selection, and after reading it, I get why.


5/5


Recommend? YES!!!


~I received a copy from FSB Associates. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

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Comments

  1. This sounds like a really powerful kind of story. I have not heard of this one before. Ironically I've been reading bible stories to my kids (the childrens version)and kind of have my mind set in the middle east at the moment so this sounds perfect.

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  2. This sounds like a beautiful story. I will keep an eye out for it for sure!

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  3. What a refreshing story. Powerful. Different from anything I have read in a long time. I look forward to reading it.

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  4. Sounds interesting, but I don't know if I'm ready for this re-telling of Jesus' life. I bet it could be quite the conversation starter though.

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  5. Great review. Anna's story is very touching, and I would love to find out the rest of it. Thanks for having this giveaway.
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  6. Yay! There's a giveaway! The synopsis alone makes me want it, but your five-star rating makes me want it even more!:)

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