- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group; 1 edition (17 April 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0800733096
- ISBN-13: 978-0800733094
- Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 13.8 x 2.2 cm
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,66,751 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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She went to the well for water. What she found there would change her life forever.
Marah is a young girl in love with her childhood friend, Jesse. When she is forced to marry an older man, she must abandon her dreams of happiness. At the mercy of men who are often only interested in using her, Marah must fight for survival. Will she ever meet a man who can save her?
The story of the Samaritan woman at Jacob's well is one of hope, redemption, and a life changed in an instant through a remarkable encounter. Jesus told her "everything she'd ever done," but we are left to wonder at the circumstances that led her life on such a tragic path to begin with. Now from the creative mind of Diana Wallis Taylor comes the full story of the woman at the well.
This well-researched portrayal of a woman's life in the time of Jesus opens a window into a fascinating world. Taylor's rich descriptions of the landscapes, lifestyles, and rituals mesh easily with the emotional and very personal story of one woman who desperately seeks to rise above the difficult circumstances of her life.
Diana Wallis Taylor is an inspirational speaker and has taught writing and poetry workshops. She has published articles and short stories and is an award-winning poet and songwriter. She lives in California.
About the Author
Diana Wallis Taylor is the author of Journey to the Well and Martha, and has published many articles, and has contributed stories to several books. Taylor lives in California. Find out more at www.dianawallistaylor.com.
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However, it didn't work. :) Verse 28 But every nation still made gods of its own and put them in the houses of the high places which the people of Samaria had made.
So... the author of this book researched the practices of these 'not quite Israelites' and gave an incredible insight into their lives and practices... which are not quite as commanded in the Bible.
Excellent research and a sensitive insight into the background of the woman at the well. I am not quite sure that the whole village would have changed its attitude responding in the way of forgiveness without any record of apologies and repentance. But I enjoyed the overall story and appreciated the clever ending with the epilogue.
You are quickly drawn in by the author's vision of the life of the Woman at Well. The book starts with her childhood, which ends much too soon, with her first marriage. The details of life and culture during that time add dimension to the tale and help show how she reached the point where she was when she met Jesus at the well.
I think this serves as a good reminder that our lives don't follow a straight path, many have not deliberately chosen to be where they currently are, and kindness is the best recourse when interacting with others.