Nobody writes biblical fiction like Francine Rivers. She takes the stories from the Bible and fleshes it out more. She adds the cultural context and more of the human emotions that the Bible doesn't. This series is on the only women in Matthew's genealogy of Jesus, found in the first chapter of Matthew's gospel. Each woman displayed great faith and courage that earned them their place in the ancestors of Jesus. The first one is Tamar, Judah's daughter-in-law. Quick read, but moving and compelling.

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