Friday, April 25, 2014

Rebekah's Treasure

Author: Sylvia Bambola
Publisher: Heritage Publishing House
January 2014
ISBN: 9780989970747
Genre: Biblical fiction

Forced to flee war-torn Jerusalem in 70 A.D. Rebekah and her husband, Ethan, each take something of value: Rebekah, the cup of the Last Supper; Ethan, a copper scroll detailing the whereabouts of a vast Temple treasure. Ahead, separation and danger face them as each tries to survive. But it's not only external forces that could keep them apart forever but internal ones as they struggle to discover where their true treasure lies.

REBEKAH’S TREASURE is the first book I’ve read by Ms. Bambola. As a rule, I’m not a huge fan of biblical fiction, but this one was good. I was glad that it wasn’t in an actual biblical character’s point of view as they tend to imagine things that didn’t appear to have happened in the Bible and leaves the reader wondering where they got that information and if it was true.

REBEKAH’S TREASURE is written in both Ethan’s and Rebekah’s point of view and each chapter is clearly marked who’s point of view we’re in so the reader doesn’t get confused. It is also in first person, present tense, so the reader feels like they are actually present.

I was interested to read Rebekah’s thoughts of the Last Supper and the cup Jesus had drank from. I also particularly enjoyed Ethan hunting for the Temple’s stolen treasures.

The book has lots of sad moments, but there was a lot of persecution of Christians then. If you love biblical fiction, then you’ll want to read REBEKAH’S TREASURE. Discussion questions are included. $14.99. 315 pages. 4 stars. 


Judy said...

I do love Biblical fiction. Thanks for your great review Laura! This one is going on my wish list for sure.

Judy B

Sylvia Bambola said...

Judy, as a Bible study teacher, I love Biblical fiction, too. Hope you enjoy Rebekah's Treasure, and thank you for your interest. Blessings!