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Come To Me Paperback – October 21, 2010
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Reader's Favorite Award Winner
"This account of Jesus is unique and so personal, as it is being told from his mother's perspective. Davis has a true gift of writing as she ties in details of living back in Biblical times, creating realistic scenes. Also, the characters come alive on the pages and are filled with emotion and life. I really enjoyed reading this book, and I like the angle that is taken of Mary sharing this story and reliving each event herself. While reading, I felt like I was there with Mary and the disciples, sharing their food and hearing from Mary herself this amazing, timeless story." - Kristie Ingerto, for ReadersFavorite.com
This book hits themark in recounting the reason Jesus came to this earth; to teach ushow to live and love. Laura did a magnificent job in portraying thattruth.
- Heidi McLaughlin, Author of Sand to Pearls
We hear the tender maternal love, theworry, the fears and awe-inspiring faith that allowed her to become thevessel to carry God's only Son. Laura writes with a gentle hand and yetdoesn't hold back on the reality of the cross. It is a fascinatingperspective and a wonderful read. - Award-winning Author Donna (Fawcett) Dawson
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Laura Davis shows a believable account of Mary's life before and after she finds out she's pregnant by the Holy Spirit and has to tell her betrothed Joseph. I haven't read any book that's showed the playful side of Mary who was a teenage girl and Joseph who wasn't that much older than Mary. I enjoyed the authenticity and innocence of the book.
I enjoyed how this author revealed the intimate dialogue, playful side of Mary and Joseph the fun they had as they awaited their wedding day. Then she showed the heart-wrenching reality of Joseph finding out Mary is with child and it's not his. Joseph respects Mary and can't believe that she would lie to him, then the Angel speaks to Joseph in a dream and he believes Mary. I enjoyed reading about Josephs love for Mary and how he struggled to do the right thing.
Laura used her imagination to fill in the dialogue between Mary and Joseph as it might have been, two young people traveling to Bethlehem for the census. Mary was pretty far along in her pregnancy to travel. This journey is a little different than what you're used to reading and I enjoyed that. Laura explains why she wrote the story the way she did, it was very interesting.
This story line is unique as it's told through Mary, the mother of Jesus' eyes. I often wondered about how Mary saw Jesus as he was growing up, then when he started his ministry and when she saw him dying on the cross and all the things that happened in-between. It was fun and heart-wrenching near the end to read this story through Mary's mothering eyes.
This is a good read to help a new Christian get another perspective on the life of Jesus and his ministry. It's also a great witnessing tool. Laura Davis does a great job of showing Jesus' humanity and him being the Son of God! I highly recommend this book to be read anytime not just during the Christmas season!
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I love the playful side of Jesus that is shown in this fictitious account of Jesus's life that was based on the Word. I felt for Mary as she slowly had to watch her son leave the intimate relationship she and her son once had as Jesus began His ministry on the earth. I saw a different point of view than I ever thought of when I listened to Judas's reasoning for betraying his friend. I was inspired by the warm welcome Jesus received on Good Friday.
Come to Me was Mary's narrative of her life with Jesus. It is fiction, but it is based on the gospels. The book transitions from Mary's retelling of stories of Jesus to the biblical accounts. Eager listeners held on Mary's every word as she travelled to be with her newfound son, John.
I have read the gospel account of Jesus's life and death several times. I am thankful that Laura Davis wrote this book. It got me excited about the gospel once again and gave me a new perspective that I hadn't thought of before. I believe I have new eyes to see the gospel story with after reading this book. IT is a delight. You will not be disappointed.
I give this book 5 stars. I am definitely recommending it to friends and family.
I was given a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. [...] I send all books to Maranatha Library in the Philippines to add to their shelves when I am finished reviewing them. Thank you and God Bless!
Laura is very thorough in her recounting of what happened. Every scene or chapter in Mary/Jesus' life was thought out. A few times I questioned if it really would've happened that way - but since there is no knowing on certain aspects of Christ's life...I guess it's however you translate the scriptures. I don't want to give away anything in the book, so you'll have to draw your own conclusions on this!
There really wasn't anything I need warn you about in this book. At the very beginning Mary does express some nervousness at what her life as a married woman is going to be like, but that is about all. She recounted Christ's Crucifixion well - I found myself wincing when he was nailed to the cross. As I read through this part it made me realized, yet again, God's mercies toward us by sending us a savior and Jesus' love for us by selflessly dying and taking our sins upon him.
For this being Laura Davis' first fictional book, I though she did well. There were a few times I felt that the scenes weren't fleshed-out enough or the way it was written was simplistic, but this all comes with practice. This didn't prohibit me from enjoying the book - I just noticed it on a few occasions. All in all, I thought it was a good read and a good reminder of everything Christ did and took upon himself to us to save us from our sins.
I reviewed this book for FIRST Wild Card Blog Tours. Thanks to Laura Davis for sending me a review copy of this book. It was not required that I give a positive review, but solely to express my own thoughts and opinions of this book, which I have done.