This book definitely has been one of my favourite reads this year and I’m excited to share my thoughts with you
Once a book has Tessa Afshar’s name attached to it, I snatch it up quickly not caring what it’s about because I know I’ll come out from reading it challenged, wanting to do more and wondering how can I apply these lessons to my walk of faith. Daughter of Rome did all these and more and yes I must confess I definitely did shed a tear or two. The messages of grace, of redemption and forgiveness throughout the book had me spellbound. Priscilla challenged me as a person and as a Christian. Her earnest sincere love for God and her desire to serve him even when she felt unworthy and her generosity to everyone that came her way even those who treated her as less than human and her forgiving spirit. She wasn’t perfect but she was real. She acknowledged her faults but still tried to handle every situation with grace. Aquila too was a wonderful character he had his flaws and a lot of issues and prejudice he had to learn to get rid of. I love that he was willing to take corrections and think over his actions especially when they were unintentionally hurtful. The romance between Priscilla and Aquila was just beautiful. They fit together so beautifully and I love how they worked well together. I also enjoyed Paul’s part in the story. It was fun to read more about the early church and the challenges that came with serving God then but how they stood firm and bolded told others about Christ. This book will definitely go on my shelves as one of my favourite reads for the year because the lessons therein are going to be with me for a long time.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher all opinions expressed are mine alone