Friday, August 3, 2012
The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers
Two women, centuries apart, are joined through a tattered journal as they contend with God, husbands, and even themselves . . . until they fall into the arms of the One who loves them unconditionally. Sierra Madrid’s life has just been turned upside down when she discovers the handcrafted quilt and journal of her ancestor Mary Kathryn McMurray, a young woman who was uprooted from her home only to endure harsh conditions on the Oregon Trail. Though the women are separated by time and circumstance, Sierra discovers that many of the issues they face are remarkably similar. By following Mary Kathryn’s example, Sierra learns to surrender to God’s sovereignty and unconditional love.
The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers is one of the many books I have read from her and I am not sure I would say it was a favorite. Francine Rivers blends two stories from centuries apart that are similar in what they faced. They dealt with issues of God, family, husband and themselves at many times and took them both a lot to really find God and trust Him for everything. I found that I enjoyed the modern day story alot more than the historic story but did find myself annoyed at Sierra alot in the beginning. She was very whiny and didn't seem like she really wanted to deal with the issues around her, but as she learned to trust God her attitude changed and I really grew to love her. This is the type of book for anyone who like a blend of history and current day and family drama.