Book Reviews of Unafraid (Lineage of Grace, Bk 5)

Unafraid (Lineage of Grace, Bk 5)
Unafraid - Lineage of Grace, Bk 5
Author: Francine Rivers
ISBN-13: 9780842335997
ISBN-10: 0842335994
Publication Date: 10/2001
Pages: 212
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 72 ratings
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Book Type: Hardcover
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Touching story of the mother of God, told in brilliant prose that remains true to scripture. Fascinating!
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Such wonderful insight to history's most important woman, Mary.
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Absolutely beautiful! A wonderfully written description of what life would be like as Mary, Jesus' mother. Rivers is so awesome!
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All eternity had been waiting for this momnet. God chose one woman. Mary
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Amazing book!
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This is a good book about Joseph, Mary's husband. The picture Francine Rivers paints of Mary the mother of Jesus is nothing short of bitter and dishonest-- not Scriptural at all (one of the greatest scenes of the Bible with Mary-- her visit to Elizabeth where Mary sings, "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior..." is LEFT out!). A gross oversight that gives away Ms. Rivers' struggles with the person of Mary... it seems like she tries to make her Mary "less Catholic" by making her into a terrible person. I understand that Ms. Rivers wants to make Mary 'more human' to her readers... but Ms. Rivers forgets that sin makes us LESS human, not moreso. Adam and Eve were more themselves in the Garden of Eden than after they were cast out.

Even though this is a work of fiction, I still think that, at best, it's a dishonest account of the mother of Jesus--an attempt to erase the picture the Catholic Church has painted instead of an honest openness about Mary's life as revealed in segments of Scripture and early Christian writings.

I was highly disappointed.
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Francine Rivers brings Mary to life with a very good book.
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I'm surprised this book has so many positive reviews!

This is a good book about Joseph, Mary's husband. The picture Francine Rivers paints of Mary the mother of Jesus is nothing short of bitter and dishonest-- not Scriptural at all (one of the greatest scenes of the Bible with Mary-- her visit to Elizabeth where Mary sings, "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior..." is LEFT out!). A gross oversight that gives away Ms. Rivers' struggles with the person of Mary... it seems like she tries to make her Mary "less Catholic" by making her into a terrible person. I understand that Ms. Rivers wants to make Mary 'more human' to her readers... but Ms. Rivers forgets that sin makes us LESS human, not moreso. Adam and Eve were more themselves in the Garden of Eden than after they were cast out.

Even though this is a work of fiction, I still think that, at best, it's a dishonest account of the mother of Jesus--an attempt to erase the picture the Catholic Church has painted instead of an honest openness about Mary's life as revealed in segments of Scripture and early Christian writings.

I was highly disappointed.
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A good read, but inaccurate in that it says Jesus had brothers and sisters.