Saturday, August 16, 2014

Rebekah's Treasure

  • Paperback: 333 pages
  • Publisher: Heritage Publishing House (January 9, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0989970744
  • ISBN-13: 978-0989970747
About the Book

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.


My Impressions: 


Rebekah's Treasure has won first place for adult fiction in the Florida State Association National League of American Pen Women. The novel's combination of history, love and suspense will capture and engage readers right from the start.The story opens withe Rebekah and her sister preparing for what was the be the Last Supper. Rebeka's is focused on making sure Jesus drinks from her special cup only and all the preparations that unfolded for that day. The focus then goes several years into the future after Jesus has been crucified and the  events that occurred between followers of The Way and those against Him. Battles erupt and Rebekah and part of her family are forced to flee while her father and brothers stay behind to fight.

A good part of the story centers around Rebekah and her pain over leaving her beloved Ethan behind. Rebekah comes across as strong and yet does not realize the potential God has placed within her yet. The story is told from two points of views: Rebekah's and Ethan's. Ethan has his own quest full-fill- to find and protect the temple treasure.

This was a wonderful epic love story and at the center was this families love and devotion to each other yet, but more so to God and His son Jesus.

About the Author:
Sylvia Bambola: Born in Romania in 1945, Sylvia Bambola lived her early years in Germany. At seven she relocated with her adopted family and saw the Statue of Liberty and America for the first time. But the memory of those years in Germany inspired her to write Refiner's Fire, which won a Silver Angel Award, and was a Christy Finalist. Her frequent moves as an "army brat" gave her an opportunity to see America and fall in love with her new country. Bambola has authored six novels, has two grown children, teaches women's Bible studies, loves gardening and is learning the guitar. 

Disclaimer: 
I received a copy of this book from bookcrash in exchange for my honest review and opion. 
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