Sunday, December 07, 2008

Book Review: In The Shadow of the Sun King

I was leery of this book because so many Christian authors just throw in a few Bible studies for the characters, a prayer or two, some references to God and call it Christian fiction. That just doesn't make for good reading as far as I am concerned. This book, however, shows the crisis of faith of the characters right along with the supernatural stengths that come only from God. I was sucked right into the story from page one.

Having recently read "The Other Boleyn Girl" by Phillippa Gregory, I was struck by some similarities. Both books deal with spoiled kings with a weakness for beautiful women. The historical accounts alone make them both worthwhile reading. I love books that make BORING history into a story about real people. I know that is what history really is, I just only had one teacher in school that taught it that way.

This book will leave you feeling satisfied with the way the problems of the characters are resolved. The situations and how they are faced speak volumes about what we can overcome with the help of faith, prayer and most importantly, God.

1 comment:

Becky K. said...

I will certainly check this book out. We need a new book for our book club.