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.
**** 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.