Reviewer: Beverly Wallin
Come to Me is the story of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. It's not only scripturally accurate, but also adds a wonderful insightful story from Mary's perspective about her conception and life with her son, the Son of God. It really brings alive the possibility of the fictional account, as if it were completely true.
Reviewer: Chris Lambert
What a delightful story! This book takes place many years after the resurrection, with Luke and Matthew visiting Mary to ask about her life raising Jesus.
Mary is shown to be a complex person, at times laughing, sad, fearful. It’s a refreshing change from the traditional, rather boring, presentation of Mary (and Joseph) as serene and serious.
I am familiar with some of the stories, and found it fun and interesting to read them from Mary’s point of view. There are other stories that fill in some gaps, such as Joseph’s courtship of Mary and her friends in Nazareth. A very interesting read and I recommend it to any Christian as an entertaining and thoughtful read of a different point of view.
Reviewer: Cierra Loften
I read this novel around late December, which I believe made it all the more enjoyable. I loved the fact that the Biblical story that we have all grown up with and heard was being taken on my Mary's point of view, which attracted me to reading it. The cover is simple, yet lovely. There's nothing gawky or overbearing about it and it's easy on the eyes. Character wise, the author did a great job filling in the gaps with certain mannerisms and personality traits of well-known Bible characters. That's not an easy task and while reading, I felt like I was able to truly grasp the emotions and thoughts of each character. The plot also earns a 10 for me. You know, with a story so etched in people's minds for centuries, that a majority of the people know the basis story of Christ and if the author misses a certain detail or changes some things around, readers will take notice. However, in this case, it's obvious that Davis really did her research and even if someone is new to the faith and new to their relationship with God, they can easily understand the references and refer back to the verses mentioned (They're footnoted). Style also brings out a 10 from me. I liked how short the chapters were (makes me feel like I'm reading faster), the story flowed very easily, and the text size was perfect. Addictiveness gains a 10, as well because I really was excited and determined to finish this one. I found Mary's perspective to be really insightful and intriguing and it was a fresh look on a classic story. As mentioned above, in my opinion, the author really worked hard to get all the details right. Therefore, the content also earns a sold 10! Come to Me earns a 5 star rating from me.
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