I was told years ago that I needed to read this book but I never got around to it until I finally picked it up to work on completing the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge. Oh my gosh, this book was amazing! I read it in less than a day because I could barely stand to put it down. It also brought a new dimension to that portion of the bible for me and it was really the first biblical fiction I had ever read. I highly recommend it.