Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Zion Chronicles

"The Gates of Zion"; "A Daughter of Zion"; The Return to Zion"; A Light in Zion" and "The Key to Zion" by Bodie Thoene

These books have been sitting on my shelf for over a year. I always had something else to read so I never got to them. And, admittedly, they didn't look that good from looking at the cover. But as they say, don't judge a book by it's cover. The books are about a few key characters in the struggle of the Jewish people after the Holocaust in the Middle East. There is a lot of sound historical information but it is wrapped around a story that captures the reader. Here are a few quotes. "We must continue to trust. That there is a purpose and a plan for everything. God is paying attention and, though we may grieve now, the whole story is not known to us yet." How hard it is to remember that this is not all there is. We have so many questions because we do not see the whole picture. "There can be no peace unless it is found in a man's heart. And that cannot be unless he first knows God and then comes to love himself and others with a love like Jesus." Peace is hard to find these days amidst the troubles of this world but God gives a peace that isn't based on what is going on around us. I really enjoyed reading these books and am looking forward to the two more series that follow them so stay tuned.

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