A Passionate Hope by Jill Eileen Smith

This is a wonderful biblical fiction story. Jill Eileen Smith knows how to bring biblical characters to life. She can take a paragraph from the Bible and make you understand what was going on in these peoples minds. She makes me laugh and cry. I received a copy of this book from Revell and from the author for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

I give this a five out of five stars.

Hannah and her husband, Elkanah, share a deep and abiding love, for each other, for their God, and for his tabernacle at Shiloh. Greatly disturbed by the corruption of the priests, they long for restoration and pray for a deliverer. But nothing changes as the years pass. Years that also reveal Hannah to be barren.

Pressured by his family to take another wife, Elkanah marries Peninnah, who quickly begins to bear children. Disgraced and taunted by her husband’s new wife, Hannah turns again to prayers that seem doomed to go unanswered. Do her devotion and kindness in the face of Peninnah’s cruelty count for nothing? Why does God remain silent and indifferent to her pleas?

Travel back to the dusty streets of Shiloh with an expert guide as Jill Eileen Smith brings to life a beloved story of hope, patience, and deliverance that shows that even the most broken of relationships can be restored.

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