Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Anna the Prophetess by H.B. Moore (Blog Tour with a giveaway!)

Anna the Prophetess
Anna the Prophetess by H.B. Moore
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Biblical Fiction

Book Description:  Anna the Prophetess is the dramatic chronicle of the only woman to be called a prophetess in the Gospels. When Anna’s great-niece Julia is exiled to Jerusalem as punishment for her refusal to marry a man old enough to be her father, Anna shares the story of her early days of courtship with her husband. Although Julia’s parents admonished her to observe firsthand how lonely Anna’s life is, Julia instead discovers that her great-aunt’s life is far from lonely—it is full of love, peace, and incredible faith. As Anna shares her unwavering testimony of the coming Messiah with her great-niece, these two faithful women are changed forever as they seek the Lord’s will in their lives and joyfully witness the long-awaited miracles of Christ’s birth.

My thoughts: It is wonderful to read books about women in the scriptures that were full of faith.  Anna is the only woman to have earned the title of "prophetess" in the scriptures.  There isn't much known about her and why she received the distinction, but I love fiction, a way of wondering what her life would have been like and what lead her to her role in history.

This book is full of Jewish culture.  It is fascinating to me to look into what life may have been like for those who lived before.  H.B. Moore brings Anna to life by adding a fictional niece and talking about love and marriage.  They did things very differently and if not done properly, a young couple would be shunned.

This book brings the time and the scriptures to life.  Connecting with Anna and thinking of what her life could have been has deepened my love for the words and people of the Bible.  Anna had a great love for the Savior and in this book she is awaiting the day that she could see him for herself.

This is a fascinating and lovely book.  It is well written and brings the scriptures to life.

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Heather B. Moore
About the Author (Taken from Goodreads)  Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author, with a dozen historical written under the pen name H.B. Moore. Latest is Slave Queen (Thomas & Mercer). Under Heather B. Moore she writes romance and women’s fiction and inspirational non-fiction, latest is Condemn Me Not: Accused of Witchcraft. Her various author names can be confusing so her kids just call her Mom.

Visit her blog for writing and book signing updates: http://mywriterslair.blogspot.com

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