The Faithful One

A Novel

Fiction - Inspirational
308 Pages
Reviewed on 07/15/2014
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Author Biography

Michele Chynoweth is an award-winning author and inspirational speaker and has worked in journalism, advertising and marketing prior to becoming a published author.

She believes that the stories in the Bible's Old Testament are compelling, but because they were written so long ago, readers today have difficulty relating to or comprehending them, so she dares to "re-imagine" these Bible stories through modern-day novels filled with the same drama, suspense and romance, yet written so that today's readers can easily see themselves in the characters - and hear what God is saying.

Michele is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, is married and has five children and lives in her native Maryland.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Robertson for Readers' Favorite

Seth Jacobs grew up in a modest Jewish family that was one of many families to emigrate from Germany during the Nazi regime to the United States. Working hard to establish a successful life as entrepreneurs, Seth Jacob's mother and father opened up a deli underneath their small apartment. Seth wasn't spoiled with gifts and lavish things, but rather morals, education, and hard work. Seth began helping his father in the deli at a young age and soon found a passion for the culinary arts. Seth worked very hard, saving almost every penny he had to allow himself the privilege of paying for college himself, along with some help from his parents, a part time job, and an academic scholarship to Harvard University. Seth soon found himself enrolled in college, but falling in love with a beautiful Italian girl, Maria. Seth and Maria worked hard to pursue Seth's dream of becoming a restaurant owner and businessman, and soon their efforts and hard work paid off. Seth Jacobs was living the high life as a most successful entrepreneur. Seth had everything he could ever want. A beautiful wife, three children, and a multimillion-dollar business in the restaurant industry. He was living well. Seth did what he could to treat everyone with kindness and respect, but was it enough in the eyes of God? As the biblical quote goes, "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away." Job 1:21. Read this modern day version of the biblical book of Job, and find out what happens to Seth Jacobs.

The Faithful One by Michele Chynoweth is an inspirational fictitious book based on a book of the Bible, Job. The book introduces readers to a modern day version of the Bible story of Job, which is often misunderstood because of its time period, and wording. The story plot, context, characters, and overall layout of the book itself are all simple and elegant. Readers wanting to gain more knowledge and understanding of the book of Job would do well reading this book. Readers who don't know the Biblical story will find, by reading this book, a story of rags to riches, and vice-versa. The book contains concepts of self-doubt, kindness, Catholic religion, Jewish religion, God, self-doubt, self-pity, anxiety, wealth, poverty and some others. This is a modern-day book filled with riches, mystery, scandal, and miracles.

Author Michele Chynoweth write in a clear and concise way to help readers comprehend the message behind the biblical story. There is not a dull moment throughout this book. It is filled with so many different emotions, leaving a reader angry, sad, joyful, fearful and not wanting to put it down.