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The Promise

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In the 36 hours between Jesus death and resurrection, Joanna, the sister of Mary, plumbs her own grief and loss by listening to the voices of the generations of women before her who have clung onto the promises of God. From the time of Noah, through Sarah, Leah, Miriam, Rahab, Deborah, Hannah, Abigail, Huldah, Esther and more, Joanna listens to the women who would speak to ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Ark House Press
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Kathryn
This was a fantastic read, but a difficult one to review. I loved the way that Naomi took the bare bones of these women’s stories that we are presented with in the Bible and fleshed them out to imagine their thoughts and hopes, dreams and fears. Many of their issues were things that I was able to identify with - even more than 2000 years later, living in a house (rather than a tent) in suburban Australia (rather than wandering the desert/Egypt/Canaan/Bethlehem/Jerusalem/Babylon etc).

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Naomi Reed is a Christian writer and speaker who grew up in Sydney and studied physiotherapy with her husband Darren. After working at Sydney hospitals, they spent six years serving in Nepal with the International Nepal Fellowship. During this time, Naomi worked at Green Pastures Leprosy Hospital and enjoyed fellowship at their local Nepali church. She also home-schooled their three sons and ...more
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