The Book of Longings

Bok av Sue Monk Kidd
"I am Ana. I was the wife of Jesus." So begins the new novel from the number one New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings, an extraordinary story set in the first century about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny in a time of great despair and great hope. In her fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd brings her acclaimed narrative gifts to imagine the story of a young woman named Ana. Raised in a wealthy family in Sepphoris with ties to the ruler of Galilee, she is rebellious and ambitious, a relentless seeker with a brilliant, curious mind and a daring spirit. She yearns for a pursuit worthy of her life, but finds no outlet for her considerable talents. Defying the expectations placed on women, she engages in furtive scholarly pursuits and writes secret narratives about neglected and silenced women. When she meets the eighteen-year-old Jesus, each is drawn to and enriched by the other's spiritual and philosophical ideas. He becomes a floodgate for her intellect, but also the awakener of her heart. Their marriage unfolds with love and conflict, humor and pathos in Nazareth, where Ana makes a home with Jesus, his brothers, James and Simon, and their mother, Mary. Here, Ana's pent-up longings intensify amid the turbulent resistance to the Roman occupation of Israel, partially led by her charismatic adopted brother, Judas. She is sustained by her indomitable aunt Yaltha, who is searching for her long-lost daughter, as well as by other women, including her friend Tabitha, who is sold into slavery after she was raped, and Phasaelis, the shrewd wife of Herod Antipas. Ana's impetuous streak occasionally invites danger. When one such foray forces her to flee Nazareth for her safety shortly before Jesus's public ministry begins, she makes her way with Yaltha to Alexandria, where she eventually finds refuge and purpose in unexpected surroundings. Grounded in meticulous historical research and written with a reverential approach to Jesus's life that focuses on his humanity, The Book of Longings is an inspiring account of one woman's bold struggle to realize the passion and potential inside her, while living in a time, place, and culture devised to silence her.
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The Book of LongingsEngelska - Pocket
ISBN: 9781472232502
Book of Longings by Sue Monk KiddEngelska - Okänt
ISBN: 9781984881380
Book Of LongingsEngelska - Inbunden
ISBN: 9780525429760
The Book of LongingsEngelska - Inbunden
ISBN: 9781472232496
Book of Longings : A NovelEngelska - Ljudbok
ISBN: 9780593212844
Book of Longings : A NovelEngelska - E-bok
ISBN: 9780698408197
Book Of LongingsEngelska - Pocket
ISBN: 9780593285961
"Jag skickades ut från makten ... Var försiktig. Ignorera mig inte.
Jag är hon som existerar i all fruktan och i darrande djärvhet "

The Book of Longings av Sue Monk Kidd är historien om Ana, fru till Jesus och syster till Judas. Fjortonåriga Ana förväntas gifta sig med en äldre änkling för att främja sin fars ambitioner, detta är något som gör henne skrämmande. Hon har andra mål med sitt liv. En dag möter hon arton år gamla Jesus och blir omedelbart förälskad. Boken följer sedan Anas resa framåt och förbi det ögonblick hon förlorar sin man på korset.

Detta var en väldigt intressant historia och stor insikt i vad Jesu liv kunde ha varit innan han blev Messias. Boken berättar historien om Jesus och de starka kvinnorna som omger honom genom Ana.