Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Wings of the Wind by Connilyn Cossette

What an interesting angle to approach these Bible stories! I applaud Connilyn Cossette's imagination and creativity - and even more so, her authentic retelling of some incredible Biblical events. "Wings of the Wind" is told from the unlikely angle of Alanah, a Canaanite on the wrong side of a battle against the Hebrews.

Captured after the battle, Alanah knows what happens to women on the battlefield and resigns herself to a horrid fate. Tobiah, a Hebrew warrior, knows that the badly injured, female archer will likely not survive the day if he doesn't act. Compelled to save her, he does the only thing he can do and marries her.

A mortified Alanah finds herself married to her enemy. A fate like this she could have never imagined. She expected death. Torture. Rape. She did not expect to find compassion and life. Wary and distrustful, Alanah struggles to escape and then finally understand the strange people and their terrifyingly powerful God.

This was another amazing installment in the "Out from Egypt" series. I would highly recommend this book as well as the series in its entirity.

Thank-you to Graf Martin Communications and Baker Publishing House for a complimentary copy of this amazing book.

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