Friday, April 23, 2010
The Bronze Bow
Last night I finished reading The Bronze Bow to Joel. It is probably my favorite book of all times. I have read it at least a half dozen times--which is an amazing thing since I rarely re-read books. I read it to Sarah two years ago. She listened in most of the time this time too. It is the story of a Jewish zealot named Daniel who lives to avenge the death of his parents by fighting the Romans. In the process he meets a rabbi named Jesus who preaches of love and the coming of a kingdom that is not as Daniel imagined. It gives a nice, intimate portrayal of Jesus and those who follow him. The setting is very real--the Sea of Galilee, Arbel, Capernaum, Bethsaida, Chorazin, etc. . It was particularly fun to read since Joel and Sarah have already visited or seen these places. If you have yet to read it, check it out. Then when you finish it, read all of Elizabeth George Speare's other books--I've liked all I've read.