Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wolves Among Us by Ginger Garrett

Hello All,

This book is riveting. Wolves Among Us is set in Germany, long ago, but it feels as current to me. Mia is a wife and mother. Like many wives, she works so hard to please her husband, but often falls short. She is praying, but she has done all she can figure out to do to be a good wife to him. Bjorn is the Sheriff, so Mia tells herself frequently that she just doesn't understand a man's work, and that she just must try harder to be a good wife. Mia's daughter Alma is sickly, and nothing seems to work. Mia spends most of her time taking care of Alma, and her Mother-In-Law, who is also in horrible health.

Father Stephan is the priest of this small village. He isn't really sure of why he is there, how how to lead a flock of people properly. One morning two dead bodies are left on the church doorstep. This event unsettles the entire town, and Father Stephan is at a loss as to how to deal with the event, or his congregation. Not know what else to do, Father Stephan calls for an Inquisitor, a man "of the cloth" with more experience and wisdom, who can hopefully hear from God and get rid of the evil that seems to be lodged in this tiny village.
The Inquisitor comes, and with him a caged witch, a bag of "tools" of the trade, and many other things that are completely unsettling for everyone while this group of people tries to figure out who is the real wolf among them.

As all different types of evil, sins, or possible sins come to light each of our main characters struggle with knowing who God really is, and what grace is afforded to them. After I read this book, I realized that the way the majority of the women acted and responded is not very much changed from today. It is still easy to shun, to believe lies of another, to accuse or to scorn instead of embracing God's truth, friendship, love and healing.

I really liked how Ginger Garrett handled the victims, living and dead, and the survivors. This is a very  moving  book which I enjoyed reading.


This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Wolves Among Us
David C. Cook; New edition (April 1, 2011)
Ginger Garrett

Ginger Garrett is the author of the Chronicles of the Scribes series (In the Shadow of Lions, In the Arms of Immortals, In the Eyes of Eternity), Dark Hour, and Beauty Secrets of the Bible. Chosen: The Lost Diaries of Queen Esther was recognized as one of the top five novels of 2006 by the ECPA.

Focusing on ancient women's history, Ginger creates novels and nonfiction resources that explore the lives of historical women. A frequent media guest and television host, Ginger has been interviewed by Fox News, Billy Graham's The Hour of Decision, The Harvest Show, 104.7 The Fish Atlanta, and many other outlets.

A graduate of Southern Methodist University with a degree in Theater, she is passionate about creating art from history. Ginger resides in Georgia with her husband and three children.

This richly imagined tale takes readers to a tiny German town in the time of “the burnings,” when pious and heretic alike became victims of witch-hunting zealots. When a double murder stirs up festering fears, the village priest sends for help. But the charismatic Inquisitor who answers the call brings a deadly mix of spiritual fervor and self-deceptive evil. Under his influence, village fear, guilt, and suspicion of women take a deadly turn. In the midst of this nightmare, a doubting priest and an unloved wife—a secret friend of the recently martyred William Tyndale—somehow manage to hear another Voice…and discover the power of love over fear.

Dinfoil, Germany, 1538. In a little town on the edge of the Black Forest, a double murder stirs up festering fears. A lonely woman despairs of pleasing her husband and wonders why other women shun her. An overworked sheriff struggles to hold the town—and himself—together. A priest begins to doubt the power of the words he shares daily with his flock. And the charismatic Inquisitor who arrives to help—with a filthy witch in a cage as an object lesson—brings his own mix of lofty ideals and treacherous evil. Under his influence, ordinary village fears and resentments take a deadly turn. Terror mounts. Dark deeds come to light. And men and women alike discover not only what they are capable of, but who they are…and what it means to grapple for grace.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Wolves Among Us, go HERE

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