Land of Silence

2017 INSPY Award Winner, General Fiction CategoryBefore Christ Called Her Daughter.Before She Stole Healing By Touching The Hem Of His Garment.Elianna Is A Young Girl Crushed By Guilt After Her Only Brother Is Killed While In Her Care, Elianna Tries To Earn Forgiveness By Working For Her Father S Textile Trade And Caring For Her Family When Another Tragedy Places Elianna In Sole Charge Of The Business, Her Talent For Design Brings Enormous Success, But Never The Absolution She Longs For As Her World Unravels, She Breaks Off Her Betrothal To The Only Man She Will Ever Love Then Illness Strikes, Isolating Elianna From Everyone, Stripping Everything She Has Left.No Physician Can Cure Her No End Is In Sight Until She Hears Whispers Of A Man Whose Mere Touch Can Heal After So Many Years Of Suffering And Disappointment, Is It Possible That One Man Could Redeem The Wounds Of Body And SoulLand of Silence

Tessa Afshar is an award winning author of historical and biblical fiction Her novel, Land of Silence, won an Inspy award, and was voted by Library Journal as one of five top Christian Fiction titles of 2016 It was also nominated for the 2016 RT Reviewer s Choice Award for best Inspirational Romance Harvest of Gold won the prestigious 2014 Christy Award in the Historical Romance category Her b

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 401 pages
  • Land of Silence
  • Tessa Afshar
  • English
  • 28 August 2019

10 thoughts on “Land of Silence

  1. says:

    Tessa Afshar writes such marvelous stories I haven t loved all her novels, but I feel Bread of Angels and now Land of Silence are absolutely incredible The writing style, the characters and the authenticity of their world, the faith it all draws me in and I find myself hardly able to put the book down Ah, I was so excited to read another book by this author, and Land of Silence did not disappoint Tessa Afshar, along with Connilyn Cossette, is a master at writing Biblical historical novels I truly believe she has a God given gift for it.So Land of Silence takes the story from The Bible of the woman who had a bleeding condition for fourteen years and imagines who this woman was and what her life was like prior to her encounter with Jesus Christ.From practically the first page, I was drawn in and this book never lost my interest I did at times become frustrated with Elianna, though my heart ached for her She was perhaps very much like me in ways Pretending she was in control trying to fix everything and save everyone It was gut wrenching watching her make some choices that she did instead of choosing to trust God and those who loved her Surrender Overall, it was a very good lesson for me Though a secondary character who s not seen much, I loved Elianna s sister, Joanna I also really liked Ethan...

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    Land of Silence was an excellent book I was drawn to this story for a few reasons One, It was written by Tessa Afshar Two, The main character is based on one of my favorite accounts of Jesus, the woman with the issue of blood Tessa did a wonderful job of fleshing out the back story of this woman Which in itself is so amazing, because there was so limited info about the woman I guess that s where prayer and creativity comes in Tessa really captured the history, Law, and culture of the time But even though the history was well done, the story and issues that the main character faced felt relevant at the same time.The prose of the story is really beautiful, the author really illustrated the pain and loss Eillianna suffered physically and emotionally, over the years All which would lead her to her life changing encounter with Jesus Which was just beautiful The way the Tessa set up the scene, it feels like your right there seeing the healing taking place of Jesus making this woman whole Let s just say I was a crying mess I am so glad Jesus lives and loves us and wants to...

  3. says:

    I am very particular about the authors that I follow when it comes to Biblical fiction Tessa Afshar is one author whose books I will always pick up and expect to be enthralled by the story Land of Silence grabbed my heart from page one She created a provocative, engrossing story for the woman with the issue of blood When I first heard that this would be the basis for her new book, I admit, I did wonder how she was going to make it work I wasn t worried, of course, but I did wonder how she would choose to tell this story She takes a figure that appears in one scene with the Bible and fleshes out her story into something beautiful a tapestry, if you will, that rivals the beauty of the fabric creations in Elianna s household.The characterization of Elianna is superb her voice in the first person narration style is crystal clear and distinct I love that she chose to tell the story in first person I think it made the telling of such a personal, emotionally charged story that much poignant and compellin...

  4. says:

    Tessa Afshar is such a talent with Biblical Fiction This beautifully told story was filled with hardship I thought of Job as I read Elianna s story The length of time and magnitude of tragedies were well...

  5. says:

    I enjoyed this book of Christian historical fiction It tells the story of the woman subject to bleeding for 12 years mentioned in 3 of the Gospel accounts Most of the details are obviously fictional as we know little about her other than her medical condition and Jesus healing of her The story was full of twists and turns and kept my interest It was easy to read with explanations for all of the cultural issues that arose in the narrative.The book is mostly clean free of bad language, there is some limited violence and a sexual assault scene but neither are graphic.I recommend this book for Christian readers particularly those struggling with disappointments or long term illness There are some helpful reminders that God is in control and that His plans for us are for our good They are woven naturally into the storyline and applied to the lives of the characters This has the effect of making them also relevant to readers without them feeling jud...

  6. says:

    Not being fan of Biblical fiction in the past, I was skeptical when I picked up this book but I loved it The author did such a beautiful job bringing the setting and characters to life The spiritual aspects are so touching This novel is wonderful I highly recommend it

  7. says:

    This is quite frankly one of the best historical novels that I have ever read I think what makes this so good is that Tessa Afshar was born in Iran, grew up in a nominal Muslim Family and later moved to the West and came to know Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior.She brings a very fresh look at Biblical stories and also brings a great understanding of Anthropology and Sociology in regards to the Biblical Times when Jesus Christ walked the shores of Galilee.In this story we trace the life of a young girl, Elianna, and her life with her Jewish family in Roman Occupied Jerusalem She and her family must deal with the hardship of heavy taxation, bribes, thieves and the general hardships that the Jewish Religion placed on their people in regards to customs, laws, sacrifices, etc.Elianna has a tragic situation in her young life when she takes her brother to a hillside to look at the flowers and has the unfortunate issue of his being stung by a bee and discovering although she wouldn t know this that he would go into anaphylac...

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    Rich in descriptive prose and emotionally supercharged, Tessa Afshar s latest novel Land of Silence takes biblical fiction to new heights Derived from a story that graces three of the four canonical gospels, Afshar puts flesh and bone on the woman with the issue of blood Elainna s story proclaims how we all possess worth in Christ and by Him we are made whole and well.Following the death of her brother, 16 year old Elianna becomes imprisoned by her shame as well as her father s grief Like quicksand threatening to swallow her completely, she strives to regain her father s love while attempting to keep her family s business afloat I was encouraged by how when assaulted on every front and after enduring years of physical illness Elianna remained anchored in God through prayer and reading scripture.When the story opens, Elianna is betrothed to Ethan Ben Ezer Like Sarah and Darius from Tessa s sopho novel Harvest of Rub...

  9. says:

    This story grabbed my heart from the beginning, When I think of the ruin my life has become, the slow wrecking of the dreams, the destruction of every love, I always return to the bee That one tiny sting, which robbed my place of favor in my father s heart and changed the course of my destiny Oh, wow, I was hooked This author pens a compelling thought provoking novel that encouraged and touched my soul I like the author notes to readers when she shares that nothing is known about the woman with the issue of blood but what is known was this woman was called daughter The author states, This was, the only time Jesus addresses a woman as daughter She explains the situation around this woman s healing and how Jesus doesn t just throw around words The novel builds up to the moment where Jesus stops everything he is doing to ask, Who touched me The people he was traveling with and the disciples thought this was a bizarre question to ask since the crowd was pressing in on every side But Jesus knew someone was healed physically and he wanted to give them than they were seeking.This story is a powerful, gripping and emotional read I couldn t put down.It reminded me of Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers Eilanna is like the female lead in Fra...

  10. says:

    I have always stayed away from reading biblical fiction because I didn t want it to skew how I read the Bible I am so glad I read this though and look forward to reading I came away with a better understanding of the cultures and laws that varied between the Jews and Romans It taught me a lot about the work that went into dyeing and creating fabrics It was all very fascinating Although, I found the middle of the story to slow down in pace, I appreciated that the author took the time to really let us struggle with the heroine so that we could truly appreciate and believe in her faith and how miraculous her healing really was I LOVED reading about the other miracles that Jesus was performing, through the eyes of secondary characters too I would d...

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