The Last Sin Eater
A mysterious man has just 'absolved' the sins of 10 year-old Cadi's grandmother by eating bread and wine at her grave site. Consumed with her own dark feelings of guilt, Cadi seeks the same redemption from this magical 'sin eater'...
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A mysterious man has just 'absolved' the sins of 10 year-old Cadi's grandmother by eating bread and wine at her grave site. Consumed with her own dark feelings of guilt, Cadi seeks the same redemption from this magical 'sin eater' - while she's still alive. Is this man truly the absolver of sins? 380 pages, from Tyndale
Set in Appalachia in the 1850s, "The Last Sin Eater" follows the exploits of ten-year-old Cadi, who, intrigued by the "sin eater", who appears at the graveside of her grandmother, goes in search of the elusive figure to have her sins absolved now--rather than waiting until her death.
1999 GOLD MEDALLION WINNER Cadi Forbes knows it's forbidden, that doing so will bring curses down on her-but something deep and instinctive moves her, against all dire warnings, to find the "sin eater." Cadi must find the one man who can set her free from the sin that plagues her days and nights. But Cadi doesn't know that the sin eater is seeking as well. . . Before their journeys are over, Cadi and the sin eater must face themselves, each other-and the One who will demand all from them in exchange for the answers they seek. Taking a bold step into the arena of historical suspense, Francine Rivers draws readers into a captivating tale of suffering, seeking, and redemption. Set in the Great Smokey Mountains, The Last Sin Eater is a masterful blend of realistic characters, historical accuracy, and compelling mystery. As always, Rivers weaves a story that goes beyond entertaining to move the heart and spirit, pointing us to the only One who can truly set us free: Jesus, the Christ.
1999 Gold Medallion Award winner ^Set in 1850s Appalachia, "The Last Sin Eater" is the story of a community committed to its myth of a human "sin eater," who absolves the dead of their sins, and the ten-year-old child who shows them the truth in Jesus.
New York Times best-selling author Francine Rivers (born 1947) began her literary career at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and journalism. From 1976 to 1985, she had a successful writing career in the general market, and her books were highly acclaimed by readers and reviewers. Although raised in a religious home, Francine did not truly encounter Christ until later in life, when she was already a wife, a mother of three, and an established romance novelist.
Five years after becoming a born-again Christian in 1986, Francine released Redeeming Love as her statement of faith. This retelling of the biblical story of Gomer and Hosea, set during the time of the California Gold Rush, is now considered by many to be a classic work of Christian fiction. The popularity of Redeeming Love continues unabated over a quarter of a century after its publication.
Since Redeeming Love, Francine has published numerous novels with Christian themes - all best sellers. The Last Sin Eater, earned her the CBA Gold Medal award and has since been made into a feature film - She has continued to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe. Her Christian novels have been awarded or nominated for numerous honours, including the RITA Award, the Christy Award, the ECPA Gold Medallion, and the Holt Medallion in Honour of Outstanding Literary Talent. In 1997, after winning her third RITA Award for inspirational fiction, Francine was inducted into the Romance Writers of America's Hall of Fame. Francine's books have been translated into over thirty languages, and she enjoys best-seller status in many countries, including Germany, the Netherlands, and South Africa.
Francine and her husband, Rick, live in northern California and enjoy time spent with their three grown children and taking every opportunity to spoil their grandchildren. Francine uses her writing to draw closer to the Lord, and she desires that through her work she might worship and praise Jesus for all He has done and is doing in her life.