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Beauty Unveiled Sisters of Lazarus #1 Free read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB É ☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ Beauty Unveiled Sisters of Lazarus #1 By Paula K. Parker ✩ – Sisters of Lazarus Beauty Unveiled is about Mary and Martha and their struggles with issues of self worth TY the book also shows that Beauty Unveiled Kindle a woman's value to God does not lie in appearance or the value which we place on skills accomplishments possessions or intellec. The book Sisters Of Lazarus by Paula Parker is a look at Martha and Mary in a way that shows the struggles of life they might have had This is an interesting look into the lives of Martha Mary Lazarus and also the Jewish traditions and life It gives the authors idea on what Martha and Mary might have been like She takes what we know from the Bible and takes it a step further to make both of the sisters real They have some of the same struggles and concerns that we have in being accepted Martha is the one who struggles with how she looks but she is dependable and the one who is the caregiver for her brother and sister Mary is the free spirit who is beautiful and knows it She is carefree and the one who is likely to do something on a whim Paula Parker tries through her fiction account to explain why each sister is the way they are and you can understand why when Mary uses the expensive perfume and pours it on Jesus' head how this might be misunderstood by the practical Martha Or why Martha would be upset with Mary for not helping her prepare the meal for Jesus and the disciples I think that this book is a way to get to know the sisters through fiction but also it helps to look at the Mary and Martha in the Bible differently with understanding I was pleasantly surprised by this book and enjoyed reading it and while reading this book I read about the Sisters from the Bible too which was fantastic The book is worth taking time to readI was given an ebook from NetGallery to read and give an honest review The opinion's are all mine

Paula K. Parker ¸ 7 review

Sisters of Lazarus Beauty Unveiled Sisters of PDFEPUB #229 is about Mary and Martha and their struggles with issues of self worth The author often wondered why the sisters were at. Get ready to be transported into another time and place Paula Parker unfurled a vibrant breathing dusty world of Jewish life and culture normally expounded upon monotonously by many degreed scholars but she did it in such a way that I not only learned a few fascinating historical nuggets I also truly began to feel the character's hopes and fears in a visceral way There I was wanting to help in the kitchen or tagging along with the sisters to the marketplace or gasping with indignation at an injustice I could almost taste and smell and feel what it might have been like to live in that time period in that cultureParker really did her research and it paid off big time The detail with which she describes the native clothing styles the daily routines and the social and religious customs of the Jews of that time period gave me a deeper insight into many significant events of Scripture as well as the character and possible motives of each person involved in the story Each foray into a fictional version of a recorded biblical event was not just merely plausible but was completely believable Events I didn't consciously tie together were connected in such a way that they made so much sense in the flow of the narrative than once I found myself saying Wow or talking to and sometimes fussing at the characters right out loudThe cultural concept of beauty and femininity was so different in the days of Jesus than it is now but the struggle to understand true beauty and embrace who God has created you to be is a timeless struggle that transcends the centuries In Sisters of Lazarus each sister must wrestle with the perception of beauty they see in their own lives just as many of us do throughout our modern lives until we are either crushed in spirit or until we find unshakeable peaceI highly recommend this wonderful story as an essential addition to your library and even if you are not a fan of biblical fiction I'd wager this book will make you one I had a very hard time putting it down

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Beauty Unveiled Sisters of Lazarus #1Odds and the book opens with Mary tiptoeing into the house as she returns from market with a hand mirror for herself instead of saffron for MarthaBeyond re telling the Bible stor. This is an authentic tale by a lady who obviously loves Bible history and story telling It's not the sort of book that keeps you riveted with twists and turns as it's based on the familiar Bible stories featuring Lazarus and his two sisters so therefore we know what to expect For example when we see the girls begging Jesus to come and heal their sick brother we already know he's going to tarry until Lazarus is actually dead so we don't have to stay glued to the pages Writing this in the first paragraph isn't even a plot spoiler Having said that there are a few nice little surprising embellishments Mary's wager with her friend Leah about finding a husband and the history between Martha and her betrothed Simon was entirely made up as was their relationship to Nicodemus but it's fun to imagine that it might have been this wayThe characters tend to be larger than life and maybe a little overstated which may also add a bit of fun to the story For example the trio's Uncle Joktan and his son Abel are typical pompous Pharisees Judas might not have come across uite so sleazy in reality but we're willing to go with it The sisters themselves are presented like chalk and cheese Mary is very beautiful but a bit vain and couettish while Martha is plain and very domestic That first glimpse of them we have in the Bible may have been a particularly hectic off day for Martha but this story has the girls at cross purposes like that often Still that's exactly how it might have been for all we knowI think the point is well made that for all their apparent differences the sisters are pretty much the same where it counts Both are driven by low self esteem and pride over what they see as their best assetsHaving Jesus as a character in a novel is a pretty bold move when you think about it In this story it's interesting to see him from the point of view of people who start off not realising who he really is I liked the way he came across And it's great to see first hand as it were the wonderful impact his healings make on the loved ones of those who were sick That's one of the great things about writing stories as a novel These are people like us and not just ancient folk in the pages of scriptureIt's a book to convict in an amusing way peppered with a bit of comedy I liked it when Nicodemus and Lazarus were testing out the chairs which Lazarus bought on his merchant journeys and they decided that being seated so high off the ground would take a bit of getting used toThe way the household customs of women were woven within the story was also something I appreciated For example the baking of bread with all its fiddliness and trickery These household chores are made to sound like works of art and it may good for us modern readers to see how our Let's get it out of the way attitude may leave a bit to be desired It's a very spicy fragrant sort of story as we get the benefit of the exotic spices and fruit such as cumin saffron dates raisons and honeyI received this book from Net Galley and Authentic Media in return for an honest review