A Little Bit of Everything!

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As a Christian romantic suspense author, I tend to search out books that are filled with adventure, suspense, faith, danger, intrigue, and romance. I’m a bit of an adrenaline junkie, and I love the rollercoaster ride that romantic suspense stories provide.

But did you know there is one book that has all of this and more and it’s an international bestseller? You guessed it. I’m talking about the Bible. And guess what—every story in the book is true.

The Bible is the most read book in the world. In the past 50 years, the Bible has sold over 3.9 billion copies.

If you’re looking for adventure, check out 2 Corinthians 11:26:

I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believers.

Want a little suspense? Then the story of King Saul’s attempts on David’s life in 1 Samuel 19 is for you. Take a look at verse 9-10: But an evil spirit from the Lord came on Saul as he was sitting in his house with his spear in his hand. While David was playing the lyre, Saul tried to pin him to the wall with his spear, but David eluded him as Saul drove the spear into the wall. That night David made good his escape.  

Do you like stories of great faith? Read about Abraham’s faith being tested in Genesis 22:2.

After waiting 25 years for his promised son, Abraham was told by God, “Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah and sacrifice him there.

Maybe you’d prefer a little more danger to your reading? The story of how the Apostle Peter escaped from prison in Acts Chapter 12 has that.

Need something with intrigue? How about a story about spies? A woman named Rahab from Jericho hid two spies on her roof. The spies escaped and promised to spare Rahab and her family when they returned to destroy Jericho. The men told her that if she and her family kept their secret and tied a scarlet cord in the window they would be spared. Joshua 6 recounts the story of how that promise was kept and Rahab became part of the lineage for Jesus the Messiah.

If you’re looking for a romance story, read the story of Ruth in the book by her name. Ruth, a Moabite woman followed her mother-in-law to Israel. In Ruth 1:16, Ruth says, “Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.”

Ruth converts to Judaism. She later marries an Israelite man named Boaz and became the great grandmother of King David and part of the lineage of Jesus.

As you can see, there’s something for everyone in the Bible. And if you’re looking for an epic love story, it starts in Genesis 1 and doesn’t end with the final book of the Bible, Revelation. God’s love for us is seen through every page in between.          

Mary

www.maryalford.net 

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