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Reviewed by Kristie Ingerto for Readers' Favorite
Mary, the mother of Jesus, was given a huge role and responsibility; one that she and her family were shocked by and unsure of at first. Laura J. Davis in her novel, Come to Me, takes us to the home of Mary years after she is chosen to carry and birth Jesus, the Savior of the world. Mary shares her story and the story of Jesus with disciples who come to visit her, and it is recorded by them. Mary begins the account by discussing her home life and her relationship with Joseph, the man she is to marry. Mary takes her audience through the days leading up to Jesus's birth, including her visit and stay with Elisabeth who births John during this time; the trip to Bethlehem and birth in the stable; and ending with Jesus's death, resurrection and then ascension into heaven.
This account of Jesus is unique and so personal, as it is being told from his mother's perspective. Davis has a true gift of writing as she ties in details of living back in Biblical times, creating realistic scenes. Also, the characters come alive on the pages and are filled with emotion and life. I really enjoyed reading this book, and I like the angle that is taken of Mary sharing this story and reliving each event herself. While reading, I felt like I was there with Mary and the disciples, sharing their food and hearing from Mary herself this amazing, timeless story.