October 24, 2008

Great Trio


I am finishing up a three book series called the "Mark of the Lion" by Francine Rivers and they are fabulous. I've sat wide eyed wondering what was going to happen next as the life of a character hung in the balance and fought back tears as the hardest of hearts came to the knowledge of Jesus Christ. 

Though it takes place in the ancient days shortly after Christ's death, each character and their story is a reflection of lives today. As the book of Ecclesiastes says, there is nothing new under the sun, and how true it is. 

This series came out in the early 90's but if you have not read it I advise you give them a try. These books are clean, thought provoking, and good for your own spiritual growth and development. You can't go wrong.

Now I'm curious. What are you reading right now?

12 comments:

Amy E. said...

Oh my goodness!!! I LOVE FRancine Rivers...this past spring and summer I read The Atonement Child, Redeeming Love and The Scarlet Thread. You are so right...her books speak to you and bless you.

Currently I am reading a "who done it" book..its by Kathy Reichs..not inspiring but good.

The Mark of the Lion Series is on my list of "Books I MUST Read". Hope to over the Thanksgiving Break.
Have a great weekend!

Abbasgirl said...

I am reading The Genesis Seed by the Rev John (Jack) Sheffield and about to begin Deadline by Randy Alcorn.

Have a great weekend and blessed Sabbath.

Linda said...

I LOVE Francine Rivers!

I am currently half through The Shack! SOOOOOOooo good!

I just finished the 3rd Yada Yada Prayer Group book. The series is excellent. Can't wait to start the 4th book. :)

Cheryl Barker said...

Nancy, I'm reading Last Light by Terri Blackstock. It's Chrisian suspense, and I'm thoroughly enjoyed it. I think it's the first in a series to come, but I'm not sure. Thanks for your recommendations by Francine Rivers.

Tammy R said...

I've never read any of Francine Rivers books but I heard that they are good. I think I give then a try.

Right now,I'm involved in two bible studies,which take up must of my reading time.

thislittlepiggy said...

Mostly want ads. LOL.

Praying for Jay to find a job close to our new home. :o)

These look/sound good. My favorite books are The Mitford Series by Jan Karon.

katiegfromtennessee said...

Thanks for the heads up on the books Mrs. Nancy. I am reading Looking Up by Beth Moore, A Woman's Heart:God's Dwelling Place study by Beth Moore, and Loving God With All Your Mind by Elizabeth George.

katiegfromtennessee

Amy E. said...

Okay...I have a new answer...your post reminded me about these books.
Well Friday night my husband and I were walking around one of our favorite outside malls. Ford had their new car the FLEX out on display..and you could take a test ride..so we did..and they asked for a short survey on your impression..as a thank you...we each got a $15 Visa Check card...
Well..so excited(what a blessing) we walked straight to Barnes and Noble..and I bought book #1 in the Series!!!
I can't wait to crack it open!!

Thanks for the reminder. Hope you had a blessed weekend.!!

Francine said...

Francine is one of my favorite authors of all time. Not because I like her name either....hee hee...this series is going on my Shelfari wanna read list immediately!

Jeanette said...

I found your site through my husband's site 1stSamuel 16:7. I absolutely love Francine Rivers. This series is the one that got me hooked on her. I am enjoying reading through your blog.

Kimberly said...

I have been enjoying looking through your posts and seeing the sweet pictures of your family! I cannot watch any of your video clips as my precious man is asleep right beside me! I will have to come back soon!

But I just had to comment real quick! I LOVE the "Mark of the Lion" series. A friend introduced me to them years ago, and I remember not being able to tear myself away from them!

Thanks for coming by my blog! It is indeed such a joy to meet other women who fervently love the Lord!

Blessings!
Kimberly

Marianne said...

Okay these books are my favorite of all time. I have read them 3 times and one of those times was reading them aloud with my husband in our first year of marriage. He is also crazy about them. I am reading Calvin and Hobbes and am going to begin reading another favorite, for the second time, SAFELY HOME, by Randy Alcorn. It is an amazing book about underground Christians in China. It is fiction, based on a conglomerate of real people and real events. AWE inspiring!