The Scarlet Thread
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About "The Scarlet Thread"
Two women, centuries apart, are joined through a tattered journal as they contend with God, husbands, and even themselves . . . until they fall into the arms of the One who loves them unconditionally. Sierra Madrid?s life has just been turned upside down when she discovers the handcrafted quilt and journal of her ancestor Mary Kathryn McMurray, a young woman who was uprooted from her home only to endure harsh conditions on the Oregon Trail. Though the women are separated by time and circumstance, Sierra discovers that many of the issues they face are remarkably similar. By following Mary Kathryn?s example, Sierra learns to surrender to God?s sovereignty and unconditional love.
Meet the Author
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.
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Francine Rivrs has done it again another outstanding book that every women needs to read! The story of 2 different women who are living in darkness they have both been brought up and raised with the faith of God but they stray making other things such as their husband or work as there God. It's about love, marriage, separation, divorce, forgiveness,healing, death, changing for Jesus, admitting that your wrong and at fault in a marriage and so much more. A well written book that keeps you wanting more.
It took me a little while to get into this book, but once I did, the themes of marriage, sacrifice,really listening and communication, really challenged me. Francine Rivers has a way of making a novel become like a Bible study! I was challenged by the lives of the two lead female characters, and encouraged to examine my own life and walk. Always a good thing to check in on.
This book was interesting to read. It tells the story of a lady who's marriage is going through a difficult patch and it also tells the story of the lady's ancestor, through a journal that's been passed down to her. The ancestor has been through similar issues. Both ladies struggle with the faith, so the book focuses on how that faith grows.
What I love about Francine Rivers' books is that it makes the reader think about the storyline even after finishing the book. I couldn't put down the book once I started reading it and it was a different experience reading about the main character and her ancestor as their stories intertwined. Another great book on facing real-life struggles and drawing the reader closer to the Bible.
This is a beautifully told story which gently provides real-life lessons for relationship breakdown. As with all Rivers' novels, the characters are well-developed and relatable. I love the way Rivers weaves the protagonist's story with that of her ancestor, told through a diary. This is an enjoyable read - not my absolute favourite of Rivers' book - but thoroughly enjoyable.