Can one woman’s prayers change the world?
Hannah and her husband, Elkanah, share a deep and abiding love for each other, for their God, and for His tabernacle at Shiloh. Greatly disturbed by the corruption of the priests, they long for restoration and pray for a deliverer. But nothing changes as the years pass. Years that also reveal Hannah to be barren.
Pressured by his family to take another wife, Elkanah marries Peninnah, who quickly begins to bear children. Disgraced and taunted by her husband’s new wife, Hannah turns again to prayers that seem doomed to go unanswered. Do her devotion and kindness in the face of Peninnah’s cruelty count for nothing? Will God remain silent and indifferent to her pleas?
Travel back to the dusty streets of Shiloh with an expert guide as Jill Eileen Smith brings to life a beloved story of hope, patience, and deliverance that shows that even the most broken of relationships can be restored.
My thoughts and giveaway:
I don’t think about Hannah’s story much but this book was a great reminder of her story and what was going at the time in history.
I always enjoy Jill’s stories, how she brings these Biblical people to live and gives them depth, this is exactly what happened with Hannah.
The corruption that was taking place with Eli’s sons was horrible, I guess I never really thought about what they might have been doing but if this book is even close to being true it was terrible.
Obviously, while reading this I knew how things would turn out and that added so much hope as I read. Knowing Hannah would have a child eventually and she would give him to the Lord.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and if you like Biblical fiction I am sure you will enjoy it as well.
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