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, His eyes fastened on Zacchaeus.”
When I read the description of this book, it sounded quite interesting. I found myself disappointed with it, though. The basic storyline is all right; I found this a very interesting “what-if” story that explored thoroughly the way a boy fascinated with money became a man obsessed with himself and his accumulation of wealth. However, I was disappointed with the poor editing; the grammar, sentence structure and punctuation needed a lot of work and I found myself puzzled with the meaning of some sentences. I also found myself jerked out of the story a few times by anachronisms such as a character exclaiming, “Yikes!” (in Bible times?!). Also, the description of a wedding was not accurate for the times, and the timeline didn’t make sense to me. I was quite disappointed with these things.
About the Author:
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.
More from Betty Ruth:
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.”
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