Item description for Divine by Karen Kingsbury & Sharon Williams...
Overview In this modern-day parable of Mary Magdalene, Karen Kingsbury uses gut-wrenching emotion to show how only a divine love can rescue one from the depths of depravity and victimization, and the redeeming transformation that is possible when we finally . . . finally embrace that love. Unabridged. 1 MP3 CD.
Publishers Description Mary Madison was a child of unspeakable horrors, a young woman society wanted to forget. Now a divine power has set Mary free to bring life-changing hope and love to battered and abused women living in the shadow of the nation s capital. Mary is educated and redeemed, a powerful voice in Washington, D.C. - both to the politically elite and to other women like her. But she also has a past that shamed polite society. Her experiences created in her paralyzing fear, faithlessness, addiction, and promiscuity. At the crossroads of her life, only one power set Mary free and gave her a lifetime of love and hope. A power that could only be divine. Peggy Madison is Mary s grandmother, a quiet woman who has spent her life praying for her granddaughter. Peggy clings to the belief that God has a special plan for Mary. Through years of sorrow and longing, Peggy walks the journey in faith and watches from a distance as one key person after another comes into Mary s life and demonstrates the timeless, powerful love of the Master, the Savior. The divine Lord. Emma Randall is a single mother fleeing an abusive relationship, wondering whether there is hope for her and her young daughters. She is desperate, broken, and unloved, tempted to commit the unthinkable. Then Mary Madison introduces Emma to the greatest love of all, greater than any either of them has ever imagined."
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Format: MP3 Audio
Studio: Brilliance Audio on MP3-CD
Running Time: 540.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.5" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.22 lbs.
Binding MP3 CD
Release Date Mar 20, 2006
Publisher BRILLIANCE AUDIO #858
ISBN 1423316940 ISBN13 9781423316947
Availability 0 units.
More About Karen Kingsbury & Sharon Williams
USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is America's #1 inspirational novelist, with more than 15 million copies of her award-winning books in print. She has written more than 40 novels, ten of which have hit #1 on national lists. Karen is also a public speaker, reaching more than 100,000 women annually through various national events. Karen and her husband, Don, live in the Pacific Northwest with their six children, three of whom are adopted from Haiti. You can visit Karen's website at www.karenkingsbury.com.
Karen Kingsbury currently resides in Fairfax, in the state of Virginia. Karen Kingsbury was born in 1963.
Karen Kingsbury has published or released items in the following series...
I very much enjoyed this book. I read it in 2 days. It gives you a look into the current day drug/sex world. The story tells how God brought one lady out of that terrible world and used her for good.
True to Life Jan 11, 2007
DIVINE is for mature readers. Karen deals with difficult subject matter very truthfully but tactfully. Thousands of women today live in this web of despair and pain. Her format is completely unique to her other writing but effectively communicates her message of hope and reconciliation. As usual, I couldn't put it down!
Deep, Dark, Tragic Dec 20, 2006
By: Jeffrey W. Bennett, author of Under the Lontar Palm.
If you are looking for uplifting fiction, don't bother reading this book, or just skip to the end. If you are looking for characters overcoming tragic situations ripped out of the headlines, this book is for you.
Mary Madison is a daughter of a prostitute. She is kidnapped and put into sexual slavery at 10 years old. All she has to remind her of a "normal" life is a little purse and scriptual reminder that God has plans for her; a gift from her grandmother.
The story follows her through the years where she is finally rescued by police. All she knows how to do from this experience is cope, survive and manipulate.
God puts Christians in her path to demonstrate His love and faithfulness. The little purse links her experiences with the hope that one day she will be rescued and reunited with her grandmother.
It's not until she receives Jesus that she is really rescued. Under His power does she have a future and is able to demonstrate His love to other abused women.
Though well written, this book is hard to read. Because of its dark, tragic, and sad content, I recommend it for mature readers.
Divine Nov 4, 2006
Love this book. It will make you think, break your heart,and in the end warm your soul. It may even get you envolved.
Not My Cup of Tea Oct 25, 2006
I have read and really enjoyed all of Karen's books....until now. I don't know if I should review it since I didn't get past chapter four or five. It was so depressing, so graphic, so horrible, I couldn't continue to read it and I stopped. I realize it's a 'reality' type novel, but way too real for me. I read Christian novels to be encouraged and uplifted. I could find the stuff in this book [at least the part I read] on the news any night of the week, which is why I rarely watch the news anymore. I was very disappointed. I think I'll stick with Christian romance from other authors.