The Prophetess, the debut book by Evonne Marzouk, features the Jewish faith, mysticism, and fantasy.
Rachel, a young Jewish girl lives in Baltimore. After her orthodox grandfather dies, she is suddenly drawn to Yonatan, a wise older man in their synagogue. She gains a wealth of information about the Jewish faith, prayer, and meditation from him. When Rachel begins to have visions involving people in danger, she seeks ways to help them. During the story, she learns about herself, her gifts and callings, and the direction she chooses for her life.
The book is written with footnotes that explain the Hebrew terms Evonne uses throughout the book. I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about their faith.
While The Prophetess is about people of the Jewish religion, the lessons woven throughout are relatable to people of all faiths. The further I got into the book, the stronger I was drawn into the story.
NUGGETS I GAINED:
Learn/know your gifts & ways to use them to make the world a better place for you and the people you know.
Thank you Bancroft Press, Evonne Marzouk, and Suzy Approved Book Tours for this ARC in exchange for my review.