I've listened to this book twice and both times it still has me fully engaged and anticipating what's going to happen next! This book gets two thumbs up!
I would definitely recommend this book! I would encourage my friends that are struggling to understand God's master plan for their lives to read it.
The love and care Caroline showed her slaves and the love and loyalty they returned to her. It was good to hear a story about caring slave owners. And it helps paint a picture of how each race is special in God's eyes and should be in ours too. I also loved the natural and spiritual encouragement Eli and the other slaves gave each other.
My favorite scene was when Caroline bowed her will to God and prayed, "Not my will but thine" and the ensuing peace that followed.
Oh, I couldn't stop listening. This story gave great historical detail about the horrors of war.
i am encouraged... I know I shall go through the refiners fire and come out like gold!
The story was rich in content and history!
Candle in the Darkness gave me another glimpse in and about the struggles during the Civil War.
Lynn Austin is one of my favorite authors! I find myself so immersed in the characters portrayed almost as if I'm in the story. The story is thought provoking and very moving!
Christina Moore gave an awesome performance and a wide variety of character voices that it kept the story captivating!
This book was everything I heard about it! I have been recommending it to others.
Scarlet Letters by Francine Rivers.
When main character ate in the kitchen with her slaves.
When main character freed a new born baby who was born to slaves.
This is a real reminder of how far we have come as a country overcoming racial prejudice especially pertaining to black Americans.
Wonderfully told, this story begins pre-civil war and tells the story of girl from Virginia named Caroline. Although she lives in the south, her heart sees her slaves as family, not as possessions. She gets her faith and strength from the most unlikely of people, people who have nothing but the hope God promises. It takes you through the journey of the war, both in the eyes of the North and of the South. It is a story of love, betrayal, triumph and defeat. I am facinated with this time period and have read several books on this era, but I have to say, this was by far the best I have read (listened to). I found myself not wanting to put it down! The narration is smooth and very easy to listen to. Every part of this book was wonderful. You will not be disappointed!
Christian Wife and Mother
This is a great series about the civil war, mankind, and faith in Jesus. It makes you think and dig deep into your own soul and consider your own faith.
The reader was exceptional and added to the enjoyment of the book. It was like sitting with an old friend, and listening was a pleasure.
This reminded me of Ashes in the Wind, a book I read eons ago which has stayed with me. I have a feeling this book will also.
Well drawn characters, particularly the slaves, but not in the way that slaves are usually depicted in anti-slavery novels. These slaves are mostly well-cared for and certainly better off than most. Yet, they still have to bear the heartbreaking reality of not having control over their own destiny or their children's destiny. I choose to read Christian authors because I want my literature to both uplift and support my own spiritual growth. This book is full of lessons about God's will and not our own and I loved the narrator's ability to embody Eli's "masser Jesus." Very rich storytelling indeed.