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WIJFR: The Red Tent

I love this book.  I love that she decided to go from the side we never really get to hear from in the Old Testament, the women.  It gives me a whole new way of understanding that part of the Bible.
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Re: WIJFR: The Red Tent

  • I enjoyed this one a lot more than I expected to.  I'm not an overly religious person, but religions fascinate me.  I found that after reading this, I was wondering how much of the story was fictionalized for this book and how much was straight from the bible.

    Another women's perspective on bible stories that I enjoyed was called As In Eden by R.M Lamming.  It's a collection of short stories, told from the womens' point of view - Eve, Lot's wife, Pontious Pilate's wife, and a few others I can't remember.  I really enjoyed reading the "other side" of the bible stories.  My only problem with this book was that I really didn't know the bible stories as well as I might've liked, and I think that I would've taken more from the book if I had.  If you enjoyed The Red Tent, though, I think that you might really like this one, too.

  • This has been on TBR pile for a long time.  Do you suppose someone with little no knowledge of bible stories would be able to understand and enjoy it?

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    This has been on TBR pile for a long time.  Do you suppose someone with little no knowledge of bible stories would be able to understand and enjoy it?

    Yes, because this was me.  Like I said, it made me more interested in learning about the bible stories that are behind the book.

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    This has been on TBR pile for a long time.  Do you suppose someone with little no knowledge of bible stories would be able to understand and enjoy it?


    Absolutely!

    I was so impressed with this book. I didn't expect to love it as much as I did.

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  • I really liked this book!! That being said, it scared the crap out of me about childbirth. I was 8 months pregnant at the time and they kept talking about giving birth way back then. Scary stuff!! Really makes you appreciate modern medicine! 

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    image ThisModernLove:
    This has been on TBR pile for a long time.  Do you suppose someone with little no knowledge of bible stories would be able to understand and enjoy it?

    Yes, because this was me.  Like I said, it made me more interested in learning about the bible stories that are behind the book.

    I took a Bible as Literature class in college. It was amazing!! I had a pretty good understanding of the bible and it's stories, but it was so much fun to read it all from a literature perspective instead of a religious perspective. I'll have to look up some of the books we read in class (other than the bible). It was really an eye opening class! 

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