Adina: The Adulteress

The Women Who Met Jesus Series

Christian - Historical Fiction
375 Pages
Reviewed on 09/13/2015
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Author Biography

I have been writing fiction as a hobby when I was eight. I've written as a ghostwriter for national magazine's and websites. I have been a Christian believer in Jesus Christ for more than thirty years and began writing Christian fiction as a way of sharing Christ's love with others with the talent he gave me to write. I strive to write in a way that glorifies Christ first of all and to show through my writings his divine love and mercy.
In 2005 I earned a degree in biblical studies from Ambassadors of Faith Christian Center and Seminary in Saint Joseph, Missouri which has helped enhance my Biblically based writings.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Maria Victoria Beltran for Readers' Favorite

Adina: The Adulteress: Women Who Met Jesus Volume I by Lucinda Weeks details the life of Adina, a Jewish woman who lived during the time of Jesus. Beautiful and strong-willed, she falls in love with Yiechiel at a young age, but her father forces her to marry Eleazar, a rich man, to receive a fortune in dowry in return. Thus began her life’s struggles that climaxes in her condemnation as an adulteress and she is brought to Jesus for stoning. She has heard about the prophet Jesus in her wanderings and has clung to the hope of meeting him and, when she does, it is at a crucial time in her life. When things seem to take a turn for a chance of happiness and bliss, Jesus is condemned to death by Pilate. Will Adina find the love that she has always wished for?

Adina: The Adulteress: Women Who Met Jesus Volume 1 is a historical fiction novel that is the first in a series. It is a fascinating story of a Jewish woman at a most interesting time in Christian history. Adina is raised as a virtuous woman who is supposed to obey her parents, be a dutiful wife, and bear children, but things do not turn out the way it should for her. Her story gives us an intimate glimpse of how women were being treated at this time and it is not a pretty sight. Consumed by her love for Yiechiel, Adina goes through a life of extraordinary struggles that will break any resolve, but she perseveres, especially when she learns about Jesus. Clinging to the hope that Jesus will rescue her is the only thing that makes her life bearable and this can be said for many people at that time and perhaps until now. Lucinda Weeks vividly takes us back to a time when Jesus literally healed the sick and gave hope to the poor. In this way, Adina becomes a real person and not just one of the characters fleetingly mentioned in the Bible.