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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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  • Janet Lilly
  • 17-04-20

I loved this story.

I will look for others by Mesu Andrews. I love biblical stories and even though fiction, I saw the Bible all through it. I will recommend to friends and family.

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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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  • 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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  • B. F. P. Vangronsvelt
  • 06-07-20

Culturally flawed

I understand the writer tries to create a story that happened thousands of years ago. The interaction however between man and women is just too western minded and culturally impossible. Also what nerved me in this story was that Jacob is portrayed as an unforgiving nasty old man who acts cold and heartless towards his daughter Dina. This is an insult to the real meek person of Jacob who is a type of the Messiah. Book is quite boring at points and just not trustworthy, as the women here are the “saviours” of Job. Not recommended at all.

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  • Donna D Sabsook
  • 20-04-20

Good

The book was good but FOR ME it was hard to follow. I am not familiar with the story of Job so I got confused 1/2 way through. This is just me because of my lack of knowledge.

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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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  • Marisa Lagrimas
  • 09-11-20

Great Narrator and Mesu Andrews is excellent

The best part of this book is the short excerpts or quotes from the Bible regarding Job and his family. It combines Fiction with non-Fiction, but makes the book of Job come alive- I almost ask myself why there hasn’t been more attempts like this one by other authors to break down Job’s humanity. Ms. Andrews does a wonderful and convincing job.

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  • Littlev
  • 03-10-20

Wonderful Christian Fiction

If you love bible stories and want to hear about the Old Testament this is a great book to help you reimagine what life would have been like in those days! The author has done a lot of research and has really taken these stories to great but very believable depths! Thought the narrator was good! Looking forward to the next book in the series!

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  • PJ
  • 22-09-20

Not accurate for the time or the Bible

The author is just telling a story, not truly following the Biblical account of Jacob, or Esau, or Job. Job is not a part of Jacob's story. It is not even about a different interpretation of the story of Job. This novel is focused on Western ideas and belief not ancient or current Middle Eastern culture. Also, it seems to be focused on women, with the main character a woman not mentioned in the Bible. Another issue is that the main female is "BLONDE"! REALLY?! Why can't the culture of the people represented be true. A beautiful dark hair woman. I felt like it author was told various stories as a child and is trying to repeat them from memory. As a story allow, it is a good story with the idea of pointing the audience to God, maybe. The story is about people doing things to help Job, rather than acknowledging the story is not about what Job did to or for others, it is all about God. Please read the Bible for accurate stories.

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  • Stitchee-Erika
  • 05-07-20

A beautiful story, beautifully narrated

The story is very biblical. Lovely to listen to. The narrator reads so beautiful. The characters are really coming to life.

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  • Narda
  • 05-06-20

exciting love story based on truth.

this is an existing love story based on the thru word of God. a real eye opener.of how life was/ is in the eastern country.

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  • Shianne
  • 27-04-20

Another dimension to Job’s life

A well researched and written story. The author has written with heart & depth, drawing on the strengths and weaknesses of the various people, to bring the Biblical account of Job alive in a way I’ve never read it before. Although it was a little slow to start with, it soon riveted my attention and became very hard to put down. This is the first book I’ve read by Mesu Andrews, but she has now become a favourite author and I am looking forward to starting another of her books.