Tuesday, August 31, 2010

the silence of god

I just finished this and want to recommend it to everyone! This is an excellent historical novel based on the Lindlof family who were the first LDS members to live in Russia. It begins at the turn of the century when Tsar Nicholas was still in power and the Bolsheviks had yet to take over. Elder Lyman came to Russia in 1903 to dedicate the land of Russia for missionary work and the Lindlof family was present for that dedication which took place in the Summer Garden in St. Petersburg. Their journey then truly begins as they fight for their faith and love of Russia when, in 1917, the revolution envelops their country. This trial tests their promise to God in that, "We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring and sustaining the law". Gale Sears really did her homework and sheds a light on the endurance of this faithful family.

1 comment:

Rebekah said...

so glad to hear a review of this book. it looked great and i'm looking forward to reading it!