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Love Amid the Ashes

Treasures of His Love, Book 1
Written by: Mesu Andrews
Narrated by: Lisa Larsen
Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins

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Publisher's Summary

People often think of Job sitting on the ash heap, his life in shambles. But how did he get there? What was Job's life like before tragedy struck? What did he think as his world came crashing down around him? And what was life like after God restored his wealth, health, and family?

Through painstaking research and a writer's creative mind, Mesu Andrews weaves an emotional and stirring account of this well-known story told through the eyes of the women who loved him. Drawing together the account of Job with those of Esau's tribe and Jacob's daughter Dinah, Love Amid the Ashes breathes life, romance, and passion into the classic biblical story of suffering and steadfast faith.

©2011 Mesu Andrews (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Anne R.
  • 12-12-19

Great story.

It was hard to follow the story breaks and i had to push the 30 second repeat often. The recording did not allow for transitions. Because it was such a good story, I pressed on, but it was difficult throughout.

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  • Robin Knourek
  • 30-01-20

Great book!

I didn’t want to quit listening... it makes me want to do more research into the Old Testament.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-04-20

Thoroughly Worthwhile

Loved it, and enjoyed the imagination which goes with it as it seems so close to the truth.

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  • susan
  • 04-04-20

The story of Job....you need his patience...

I have read this book before and surprisingly, I liked it better than the audio. Job went through a lot. When reading you can skim over some of it but when listening, it gets overwhelming and sooooo slow. Maybe that was the author’s intent to help readers have something in common with Job, maybe it would have been better with a different narrator-I don’t think she had a wide range and she didn’t do male voices very well. I like historic fiction when it makes me curious to learn more but this book isn’t like that. It is too sanitized, too westernized and too fictional. I like how the author wove together storylines from the Old Testament and was creative in her ‘what if’s’ but overall, I like my stories a little more realistic and my narrators better than not annoying, but almost.

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  • DCoram
  • 01-04-20

Love Amid the Ashes

I really enjoy biblical fiction—not as much as I love the Bible—but it somehow causes me to want to study the Bible more. This tale had me very curious about how Diana would meet up with Job. In the end, the author shows her research so it isn’t such a stretch of the imagination. It was a lovely story of perseverance and faith along with some love stories as well. Light reading for these challenging times we presently face.

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  • MRSDIMOND
  • 28-03-20

Gripping biblical novel

I couldn't put this book down. The auditor is very easy too listen to as well.

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  • 09-03-20

Incredible mix of History & Fiction!

I read this book when it was first published years ago, and I must say, the audiobook is even better. What a richly woven take on the age of the Patriarchs. I've always been especially intrigued with Dinah (Jacob's daughter), and this book tells a captivating story about what her life may have become, after personal tragedy. The author skillfully pulls together a multiplicity of historical and biblical material, to create an unforgettable listening experience. Also, the narrator's distinct vocalizations were perfect for this dramatic story. Truly a work of art!

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  • Lanna Kimbrough
  • 29-02-20

Good book

The text content was a little slow at times, so I will not read it a second time.

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  • Andrew P. Hildreth
  • 19-02-20

Positively inspired.

Beautiful imagination with a basis in biblical truth. Best narrator I have heard yet. Every voice was distinctive. Characters came to life. I did have to go back and review the line of Isaiah to gain a better grasp of the relatives. I will read this book again. Phenomenal.

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  • Esther Elmasri
  • 03-02-20

Beautiful narration and story!

I couldn’t put this down. The story was intriguing and the narration was very well done. She explains how she wove all these characters together and her historical research at the end, which I appreciated. It IS historical fiction, but being familiar with the characters as our patriarchs of faith made the story more enjoyable, although I really don’t think Jacob would have hung on to his deceitful nature after his calling, but maybe he did, as we all struggle with our flesh. I also don’t think the Word of God would have said that Dinah was raped if she she really wasn’t. Anyway this is her interpretation and I enjoyed it, whether I agree it would have been that way or not. It’s an interesting interpretation, and does make me want to dive into the word and understand these people even more.