Friday, April 8, 2011

Flashback Friday

Hello readers! It's been a while, but here is my Flashback Friday post. Enjoy!

Historical Aspects:

Jewel of PersiaFor this week's historical aspects it was quite easy for me to choose the book I would feature. I finished it only days ago and by the end had read and learned a lot about ancient Persia. Jewel of Persia was an excellent historical novel, and even though I had already known about many of the events as I am co-authoring a book right now only a few decades later, I was still soaking in information I'd never learned and loved all of the research and thought that went into the story. Roseanna has truly created a masterpiece here! If you've ever wondered what life was like in Persia during Xerxes reign and before and through the story of Esther, than this is definitely a book for you!

Christian Aspects:

Bad Girls of the Bible and What We Can Learn from ThemI had been looking to read Bad Girls of the Bible for a long time, so when it came up for review I was eager to grab it and dive in, and I was not let down! What an excellent book it is. I love how Liz Curtis Higgs writes it out, first with a fictional retelling and then with an in depth study, verse by verse. This book is highly recommended by myself to teens and young adults - it has great lessons and morals in it!


Katy said...

He! I commented earlier, but just realized that it never posted. Well, I was just saying that I agree with you that Jewel of Persia was a really neat, unique read! I enjoyed it!

And I've seen Liz Higgs series for bad girls of the Bible before but haven't picked them up yet. Looks neat.

- Katy

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