My Thoughts - The Winnowing Fork Author: Betty Ruth Weatherby
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About the Book
Book: The Winnowing Fork
Author: Betty Ruth Weatherby
Genre: Biblical Fiction
Release date: September, 2022
NEW CHRISTIAN NOVEL FILLED WITH ADVENTURE
ZACCHAEUS EXPERIENCES ROMAN OCCUPATION AND THE FAMILY SHAME OF LEPROSY AS HE SURVIVES IN THE HISTORICAL SETTING OF 2000 YEARS AGO.
Betty Ruth Weatherby travels the world and uses her experiences to create the Biblical Fiction of “The Winnowing Fork” to convey the message of God’s sustaining, eternal love.
The tax collector’s mother is banned with a skin disease when his father is conscripted by the occupying Roman army.
Follow Zacchaeus as he grows to love the sound and glitter of gold coins while his greed consumes him, overcoming even his love of family.
Zacchaeus in his lonely, self-isolation discovers that the real author of peace and serenity is in a man called Jesus whose father is God himself. Jesus passes through Jericho on his way to Passover in Jerusalem.
Zacchaeus tries to see through the crowd as the entourage passes:
“He yanked the leaves back again, and found the Rabbi looking at him,
Betty Ruth Weatherby is a graduate of California State University, Stanislaus. She earned her teacher’s credential from Chapman University as well as a cross-cultural language and academic development certificate from Sacramento State University. Weatherby has sold her books across America. She is the author of the Lanover Adventure Series, Pepper’s children’s series and excels in Women’s Adventures. Women can travel the world as part of God’s Plan to enjoy life at its fullest and step out in faith.
Weatherby was born in the shipbuilding community of Sausalito, California and writes from a world of experience in fulfilling the Christian walk. Her most recent novel “The Girl on the Tombstone” is a nostalgic historical piece based in San Andreas, California where she grew up and attended Calaveras High School.
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Zacchaeus was always a puzzle to me. How did he become a hated tax collector and only
One meeting with Jesus turned his life around. So, I imagined a story, gave him a family and neighbors to create a life around him as he accumulated his “taxes.”
The Winnowing Fork is a Biblical Fiction book that is written by Betty Ruth Weatherby. This is a fictional retelling of the story of Zacchaeus - which is found in Luke 19. Zacchaeus is one of my favorite transformations in the Bible.
The author did a great job on creating a back story for Zacchaeus - a troubled childhood and other events that led him to be greedy and a tax collector. He was hated/disliked by many, for he was a Jewish man collecting from his own people for the Romans. I thought the author did a great job in creating the scene with lots of descriptions and details to bring this part of history to life.
The book is well written, the storyline easy to follow. This is my first book that I have read by this author and it will not be my last. Thank you to the author, publisher and Celebrate Lit for allowing me to read a copy of this book - all thoughts are my own.