Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Messenger – Book Review

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When Bethany House recently contacted me about reviewing books for them I was thrilled. The first book that I received to review was The Messenger by Siri Mitchell.

The Messenger is a historical fiction book. It is set in Philadelphia during the War for Independence. It recounts the story of a Quaker girl who is forced to choose between the continuing in the pacifist beliefs of her upbringing, or following the paths along which she feels God is guiding her. In order to obtain a pass to visit her brother in jail, Hannah agrees to relay messages from the Colonials.

This story is a fascinating drama that explores the situations in jails during the War for Independence, the beliefs and lifestyles of the Quakers of that period, and the difference between religion and a relationship with God. The Messenger is well-written and thought-provoking.

You can find The Messenger at Amazon, CBD, or at your local bookstore.


**** I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. There was no monetary compensation for this post.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed The Messenger. At first I was afraid it might be too "war-ish" for my taste, but it wasn't long before Hannah and Jeremiah's sucked me in. I really enjoyed the spying angle, it's so different from what I normally read.

    Siri Mitchell really has a gift for bringing the past to life, using words to paint the scenes so vividly.... but of course I really enjoy her contemporary stories, too! :)


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