Sunday, March 4, 2018

A Passionate Hope: Hannah's Story (Daughters of the Promised Land, #4) by Jill Eileen Smith (Review)

Hannah and her husband, Elkanah, share a deep and abiding love, for each other, for their God, and for his tabernacle at Shiloh. Greatly disturbed by the corruption of the priests, they long for restoration and pray for a deliverer. But nothing changes as the years pass. Years that also reveal Hannah to be barren. 

Pressured by his family to take another wife, Elkanah marries Peninnah, who quickly begins to bear children. Disgraced and taunted by her husband's new wife, Hannah turns again to prayers that seem doomed to go unanswered. Do her devotion and kindness in the face of Peninnah's cruelty count for nothing? Why does God remain silent and indifferent to her pleas? 

Travel back to the dusty streets of Shiloh with an expert guide as Jill Eileen Smith brings to life a beloved story of hope, patience, and deliverance that shows that even the most broken of relationships can be restored.


Hannah's story in the Bible is one that isn't very detailed, but I have always thought of it a certain way. A Passionate Hope changed that and made me see it could've happened differently. I love when that happens, because it stretches your thinking and helps you to think of things you might not have otherwise.

Hannah's heartache with her struggle to conceive was definitely well-written. I enjoyed how other areas were interwoven into the story, visits to the Tabernacle and some of what was going on there at the time, but it didn't overpower Hannah's story.

I enjoyed reading this story a lot and think anyone who enjoys Biblical fiction would love it as well.

I received a complimentary copy of this book to review. I was asked to give my honest opinion of the book - which I have done.

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Paperback: 368 pages
Published: Revell (February 6, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0800720377
ISBN-13: 978-0800720377
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
Available to purchase: Amazon (Paperback) | Amazon (Kindle)


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