It is an amazing thing to be taken on a journey through the pages of a story that is so intricately intertwined in the history and days Jesus was upon the earth through the times of the early church. Dancing with Jesus, by Linda Fitzpatrick is just such a story. She paints upon the tapestry of history an interwoven story of a young girl whose family partakes in the witnessing of a king’s earthly mission unfolding.
The young girl Abia, who is the central character in this story, has such a passion for dance, and her love of it positions her for a great destiny that is unfolded layer by layer, and chapter by chapter. What is amazing throughout this story is the intensity of the drama and suspense that surrounds the execution of John the Baptist. The revelations that come about in the chapters that follow through Christ’s crucifixion are nothing less that astounding.
What Linda Fitzpatrick has done in the telling of this wonderful novel, is to demonstrate the necessity and the purpose for dance. She reveals how what God ordained for good has for far too long been usurped for evil use. The great thing is that God is redeeming it and purifying it through His chosen followers whom He has given understanding to. Linda’s personal understanding of worship and praise through the dance comes eloquently through the pages of this book.
Here are two simple reasons why you may want to read this or even recommend it to someone:
- A Desire to Understand the Purpose of Dance in the Church: If you have ever had questions revolving around the nature and purpose of dance in the church, this book gives great insight to not only dance, but also how we as Christians are involved in a unique dance with Christ as his intended bride.
- You Have a Passion for the Ministry of Dance: If you have a love for dance and really would like to read a book that is surrounding the very thing you are passionate about, this one definitely fits the card. Without hitting you over the head with a sermon, this novel becomes a novel way to convey the place for your passion and reveals its power and strength when done out of a heart of love for the One who created it.
For far too long, dance did not have a reverential place in places of worship. If you’ve ever questioned it, Linda gives you answers that will bring clarity and understanding with humor, adventure, love and revelation of scripture. You’ll discover even as the main character Abia did, that your life is a continual dance that Jesus desires to lead you through in this life, until you can be together at last on that great Marriage Feast.
QUESTION: What has your dance with Jesus looked like lately?
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