Thanks to the commercial with the baby in a walker speeding down the freeway, I sing this about every other day now.
I didn't realize when I began The Preacher's Bride, that it was based on John Bunyan's life and what it would have been like to be the wife of such a great spiritual leader.
Jody did an amazing job in re-creating the world of the Puritans. She brought many of Bunyan's real life contemporaries to life, both those political and well known and his communitiy church members and friends. Her depth of research is remarkable. What I loved the most though, was her portrayal of Elizabeth, John's soon to be wife. Elizabeth is so fully fleshed in character. She has an incredibly strong dedication to serving God and a great deal of faith, and yet she's still so human. Suceptible to self-doubt, fear and heartbreak just as easily as everyone else.
This is a real page turner. I read it in one day and couldn't put it down. I definitely recommend this to all readers, not just those that read historical. It will have an impact on your view of faith and what it means to stay strong in that faith.
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