Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Wolves Among Us

One of my dear friends gave me this book for my birthday way back in October. I didn't actually get around to reading it until this past month. I had a pretty big pile of library books that I was trying to get through first, so this one waited. But when I finally got around to picking it up, I had a hard time putting it down. Ginger Garrett is a wonderful author. I love how she takes historical events and makes them personal and real by creating characters that the reader latches onto. 

This one, "Wolves Among Us", is set in the 1500's in Germany. In the wake of a double murder in the village of Dinfoil, a witch-hunting Inquisitor arrives to cleanse the town. Neighbors turn against neighbors and husbands against wives. The reader follows several characters: a doubting priest, an unloved wife (who also happens to have known William Tyndale), a secretive sheriff, and of course, the charismatic Inquisitor. 

I love how this book speaks to spiritual truths without being "religiousy" and how it sheds some light (at least for me) onto how it could've been to have lived back in the sixteenth century. Let me say I am super grateful to live in the here and now! Anyways, I highly suggest this book, it was a great read!

Have you read this book? What did you think?

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