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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar

Land of Silence is a new biblical based fiction story from author Tessa Afshar. Have you ever wondered who the lady was that had the issue of blood for 12 years who reached out to touch Jesus and was healed? Let Tessa Afshar take you on an imagined journey as she paints a picture of one possible story for this unknown woman in scripture.

From the Back Cover:
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 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, heart, and soul?

My Review:
This story was interesting.  It takes you to a time when politics were on edge, and medical help was lacking.  I cannot imagine living during this time, but through this story I can see a glimpse of what life was like for the woman who suffered for 12 years from a blood issue.  In some ways this story was overwhelming at times.  Her life seems like only continued bad is happening for her.  That kind of made this story hard to get through, and seemed depressing to me.  But, I loved the ending.  It was uplifting and focused on Jesus, the Healer. I loved how Jesus called her daughter, which is the only place in Scripture that he speaks to a woman in that way.  This was a new author for me and I definitely liked Tess Afshar's writing style. I look forward to reading more books by her.

Take some time to watch this promotional video for the book!

***I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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