Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Book Review - JOANNA by Gene Everett Weatherly
Stories with Biblical history in them have always fascinated me, so I eagerly accepted the opportunity to read this one. This is one Biblical fiction I'm sure you'll enjoy as much as I did.
Joanna is one of the obscure women in the Bible who is mentioned as being one of Jesus's supporters during His time of earth and is also reported to have been one of the women who went to the tomb on that most famous of Sundays.
In this work of fiction, Joanna wants her husband, Cuza (Herod's business manager), to fire their child's nanny who has so ingratiated herself to him. The nanny inserts herself between her husband and herself, so Joanna decides that the only way to convince him is to leave. She writes him a note saying she has gone to follow Jesus--unless he will fire the woman and come and get her in Capurnaum. She's sure Cuza will come to her immediately after reading the note, but he doesn't.
Thus begins Joanna's humbling. The prideful and wealthy woman has to leave her fine silk behind to wear the itchy tunics and robes of the poor, travel by foot over hill and dale, endure storms, cold, and blistering heat while she serves Jesus and His disciples.
Will she ever see her beloved Cuza or her cherished little son again? Find out by buying from Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. The opinions and evaluations are my own.