The Apostle’s Sister

Author: Angela Hunt

Publisher: Bethany Hosue

Release Date: June 1, 2022

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Hunt always amazes with her Biblical fiction!

Aya has enjoyed her life as a merchant’s daughter in Tarsus.  Her Jewish family is well respected among both Jews and gentiles. She has enjoyed her life of singing and learning the Torah scrolls with her brother Sha’ul before he moved to Jerusalem to become a temple scholar.  But all that changes when her father decides to have her betrothed to another scholar.  She and her brother have both of their weddings in the same week and soon she moves to Jerusalem as well.  There she hears of the workings of a man named Yeshua, but believes like her brother that he must be stopped.  After Yeshua is executed, her brother seeks out his followers to shut down the sect known as The Way, but on the way to Damascus, he has an encounter that changes his life forever.  Aya cannot believe that her brother has been converted and doesn’t know who to respond when he sends her letters.  Soon after her husband and parents die and she feels completely abandoned, but there is only one who can save her.

This is biblical fiction at its best.  It’s very subjective as Paul’s sister and son are mentioned by reference only in the bible, but it is a great work to craft a story as seen through the eyes of his sister.  Hunt placed many of Paul’s well-known stories throughout the book and gave some backstory on his time in Tarsus as well so that readers can understand how he was born a Roman citizen.  Great job with the history of that era as well as incorporating common characters.  One of the top reads of the year!

I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher.  The views and opinions expressed within are my own.

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