Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Love Story by Nicole Noredeman

The Hand That Holds Us 
From the Garden To The Gate

Based on the #1-selling Christian album The Story (EMI/WOW), lyricist and Grammy-nominated artist Nichole Nordeman helps readers embrace God’s relentless, loving pursuit of the most weak and sinful among us from the beginning of time.
Love Story is an exquisite narrative that exposes the emotional and human underside of major biblical events, including Adam and Eve’s dramatic fall in the Garden of Eden, Sarah and Abraham’s struggle to have a child, Mary’s surprise at being pregnant with Jesus, Paul’s trauma on the road to Damascus, and concludes with a triumphant picture of the second coming of Christ. This book is a dramatic connecting point for all readers, inspiring them to grasp the poignant nature of God’s immense, all-consuming love.

My review:
  I am familiar with Nicole Noredeman as a singer, but not as an author, but this book sounded worth reading, so I requested it to review.
  We tend to put the Bible characters on a pedestal and forget that they were humans just like us, who had struggles and doubts just like us.  The author takes several characters and stories from the Bible and shows in a unique way how human they are, but doesn't do it in a bad way. I found the book an interesting read that opened up familiar Bible stories in a whole new way for me.

 I don't agree with the author on everything, such as her attempts to come up with worship songs not depicting God as  father for 2 women pastors, but overall, I would recommend the book. It is very well written, and she does a great job of bringing new life to these stories and characters.

About the author:

Nichole Nordeman has twice been named GMA’s Female Vocalist of the Year and is also a noted lyricist who has won 9 Dove Awards. Nordeman lives in Tulsa, OK.

Love Story is available from Worthy Publishing.
Thanks to Worthy Publishing for the review copy.