Welcome to Memorable Monday! The purpose of Memorable Monday is to showcase an influential book read in the past that still sticks with you today. This fun Monday morning post is hosted by the lovely Becca at The Becca Files.
This week, I am featuring:
Land of Silence
by: Tessa Afshar
If you have not read Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar then I implore you to purchase a copy today and read it immediately. In our lifetimes, we may read a handful or two of books that really make a lasting impact. Land of Silence is one such book for me. I can vividly remember the first time I read this book. Tears streamed down my face. I’m actually tearing up just thinking about this book as I write this post!
Why is this book so memorable to me? First, it is flawlessly written. Tessa is a supreme writer and storyteller. Second, it is quite obvious that Mrs. Afshar does her homework. The research is stellar. I felt like I was in 1st century Israel as I read the book. And finally, this book changed the way I read my Bible. Tessa Afshar took a few lines from the New Testament and made me fall harder in love with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Seriously go get this book. It is life changing! In fact, I think it is time for me to re-read it again!!!
To read my full review of Land of Silence, click HERE.
About the Book
Before Christ called her daughter . . .
Before she stole healing by touching the hem of his garment . . .
Elianna is a young girl crushed by guilt. After her only brother is killed while in her care, Elianna tries to earn forgiveness by working for her father’s textile trade and caring for her family. When another tragedy places Elianna in sole charge of the business, her talent for design brings enormous success, but never the absolution she longs for. As her world unravels, she breaks off her betrothal to the only man she will ever love. Then illness strikes, isolating Elianna from everyone, stripping everything she has left.
No physician can cure her. No end is in sight. Until she hears whispers of a man whose mere touch can heal. After so many years of suffering and disappointment, is it possible that one man could redeem the wounds of body . . . and soul?
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!
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