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Overview The story of Silas, the man behind the spotlight who recorded many of the New Testament scriptures read today, is told in a novella that lets readers grasp the scriptures in a whole new light.
Publishers Description Behind the men who shaped history are the heroes who forever changed it. "The Scribe, " the fifth and final book in the Sons of Encouragement series, beloved author Francine Rivers illuminates the life of Silas. Like the other Sons of Encouragement, this book tells the story of a lesser-known biblical character who made an impact on eternity. "The Scribe" tells the story of Silas, the man behind the spotlight who recorded most of the New Testament Scriptures we read today. In classic Francine Rivers style the story lets readers grasp the Scriptures in a whole new light--from a perspective never before imagined. Along the way readers will be captivated by the growth of the early church and the trials Paul suffers before he is martyred for the cause of Christ.
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Library Journal - 06/01/2007 page 104
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.28" Width: 5.26" Height: 0.87" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2007
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
Series Sons Of Encouragement
Series Number 5
ISBN 0842382690 ISBN13 9780842382694 UPC 9780842382694
Availability 0 units.
More About Francine Rivers
Francine Rivers began her literary career at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism. From 1976 to 1985, she had a successful writing career in the general market and her books were awarded or nominated for numerous awards and prizes. Although raised in a religious home, Francine did not truly encounter Christ until later in life, when she was already a wife, mother of three, and an established romance novelist. Shortly after becoming a born-again Christian in 1986, Francine wrote Redeeming Love as her statement of faith. First published by Bantam Books, and then re-released by Multnomah Publishers in the mid- 1990s, this retelling of the biblical story of Gomer and Hosea set during the time of the California Gold Rush is now considered a classic work of Christian fiction and continues to be one of the Christian Booksellers Association’s top-selling titles; it has held a spot on the Christian bestseller list for nearly a decade.
Since Redeeming Love, Francine has published more than 20 novels with Christian themes - all bestsellers- and she has continued to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe. Her Christian novels have been awarded or nominated for numerous awards including the RITA Award, the Christy Award, the ECPA Gold Medallion, and the Holt Medallion in Honor of Outstanding Literary Talent. In 1997, after winning her third RITA award for Inspirational Fiction, Francine was inducted into the Romance Writers’ of America Hall of Fame. In 2007, the feature-length film version of her novel The Last Sin Eater was released in theaters by Fox Faith. In March 2010, Francine officially became a New York Times bestselling author, when Her Mother’s Hope debuted at #12 on the hardcover fiction bestsellers lists. The sequel, Her Daughter’s Dream, debuted at #12 on the same list just 6 months later, in September, 2010. Francine’s novels have been translated into over twenty different languages and she enjoys best-seller status in many foreign countries including Germany, The Netherlands, and South Africa.
Francine and her husband Rick live in Northern California and enjoy the time spent with their three grown children and every opportunity to spoil their five grandchildren. She uses her writing to draw closer to the Lord, and that through her work she might worship and praise Jesus for all He has done and is doing in her life.
Francine Rivers currently resides in the state of California. Francine Rivers was born in 1947.
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Wonderful Interpretation Dec 21, 2009
I have often seen Francine Rivers' books but never really bothered with them until now. In "The Scribe", (the 5th volume of the series, and the only one I have read), Rivers takes on the story of Silas, the scribe to Paul and Peter. These background figures, despite their importance behind the scenes, are often overlooked by people. It was with a great deal of interest that this book came to me and promised a good, solid look at one of these very background, "support players" so-called.
Rivers is very clear right from the start that this is a work of fiction, (as if she needs to state it), and what her sources are. Relying on the Biblical record, which is pretty slim on Silas, she has supplied the details and filling, sometimes adding characters and so on. All the while, she has attempted to remain faithful to the meaning of the Biblical text. Christians will notice a great deal of Pauline or Jesus' teachings being tossed about by the characters.
The story follows Silas' life in his later years, taking up the thread at the arrest of Peter, whose execution prompts a deeply emotional, spiritually shattering soul-searching in Silas. This is only deepened with the demands of other Christians who desperately want new teachings and new information about Jesus Christ. As Silas had met Jesus once or twice, these Christians see in him a direct source of inspiration and teaching from the Master. Silas, unfortunately, doesn't see things quite that way. This is a story of one man's struggle with faith in the face of the death of his friends, the fear of losing others and wondering whether his own faith is all that it should be.
Rivers writes with a fairly easy flow and the narrative really pumps along quite fast. The language is easily understood and, being a novel, the story has a real poignancy to it. While touching on some very deep issues, the book keeps the plot light and loose on its feet. One does not need to focus a whole lot, if one does not wish to. However, for the deeper, more thinking, readers, there is plenty to think about too. At the end is a study guide for just such people, (though I confess to not being one of them).
For a nice read, and one that will not take you months, "The Scribe" is a great little book, and I enjoyed it thoroughly.
History the easy way Jun 16, 2009
I so enjoy Francine Rivers writting. She takes you into the life of this person and I can understand the culture.
Sials- another outstanding Francine Rivers novella Feb 9, 2009
What a wonderful, inspirational story. Francine Rivers took the Biblical text and made it come alive for me. Silas' struggles and triumphs are honestly portrayed with such feeling that you become part of his story of faith.
A bit of a letdown Jan 6, 2009
I'm a HUGE fan of Francine Rivers. I have all her books excepting two. Only two of them have been a bit of a let down and this one is one of them. For a short book it seemed to drag on.
The Scribe Oct 14, 2008
Book arrived quickly and in shape described. I am very satisfied with the seller. Thanks.