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Sunday, January 25, 2009

One of the Best Books I've Ever Read!

"Against the Tide"
The Valor of Margret Wilson

Bold for the Faith
Brave in Peril
Beautiful in Surrender

Seventeenth-century Scotland is a place of cruel intolerance for the Covenanters, a people bound together by their loyal faith. A young, earnest Covenanter, Margret Wilson finds her pledge loyalty to Christ and his covenant in opposition to King Charles II's demand for her absolute obedience. Will Margret choose to defy the authorities? Or will devotion to her family, love for her sweetheart, and hopes for future happiness rule her heart?

The Chosen Daughters series highlights the lives of ordinary women who by God's grace accomplish extraordinary things.

"Margret Wilson is a heroine for the ages, holding true her convictions during one of the darkest seasons in Scottish history. Oh, the we might all have the faith of this young women, who was determined to let God choose her future, whether for service or for sacrifice."
-Liz Curtis Higgs, best-selling author of Thorn in My Heart"

The difficult age of the Scottish Covenanters comes startlingly to life...Hope Marston has captured all the drama and adventure, tension and intrigue, courage and romance, faith and endurance of those Killing Times when both the integrity of the gospel and the prospects of freedom were very much at stake."
-George Grant, Pastor, Parish Presbyterian Church; coordinator, Gileskirk Curriculum; president, Franklin Classical School

From the back page of "Against the Tide"
www.chosendaughters.com

I think that this is a book that girls really need to read. In a society in which faith, bravery, and heroism is watered down and people have terribly low expectations for young people this book tells of many people of all ages risking everything in order to stay true to their master and king, Jesus. Margret, nineteen, her brother Thomas, sixteen, and her young sister Agatha, thirteen, run away from their home for fear of the English dragoons capturing them. They hold true to their faith even if it means that they will have to give their lives. I real tear jerkier. I finished this one night a few weeks ago and I cried so hard the collar of my bathrobe was wet! These three siblings and all of the covenantors were aware of what God had called them to do. The Killing Times tested the faith of all and those who were song were often killed. As one of the amazing woman in the story, Margret MacLachlan said, "God has called us for either service or sacrifice". She told Margret and Agatha that in the old Testament God told his people to offer their cattle to him. Some of them were used for his service and they used their lives to work for him, but others he called to be sacrificed. The Amazing faith that those young people had is inspiring! My mom's about to start it. I highly recommend it!

2 comments:

McKenzie Elizabeth said...

Hey Abigail,
I enjoyed reading your post! I love that book too!Hope to talk to you soon.

Much Love & Many Blessings
~M.E.~

McKenzie Elizabeth said...

Oh! I almost forgot did anyone tell you that Christmas is over??!!!:)lol.I wonder if there is a blog award for Christmas music in February?!

~M.E.~