Top 10 Tuesday — Valentine’s Day with A Twist Edition

13 Feb

Valentine’s Day is all about love and romance. And who doesn’t like a good love story? You know the kind. Heroic hero who loves you no matter what, a love that transcends time, a story that stays with you long after the last page is turned. That Artsy Reader Girl has allowed bloggers a Love Freebie this week on Top 10 Tuesday, so I am sharing Biblical love stories because no one loves like God. These novels involve flawed characters, messy (and sometimes disgusting) situations, and a God who is indeed the lover of our souls. I’m sharing books based on OT stories, the ones that you know from Sunday School, but may have never read in quite this way. Well-researched, these books don’t always have God-honoring elements (because let’s face it, God’s people often have their own agenda), but they do have at the center a God who loves unconditionally even when the characters (and we) mess up.

For what other bloggers are sharing, click HERE.

Top Biblical Love Stories


Abraham and Sarah (A Love That Stands The Test(s) of Time) — Sarai by Jill Eileen Smith 

Boaz and Ruth (Love And A Great MIL) — Redeeming Grace by Jill Eileen Smith

David And Bathsheba (Lust at First Sight) — Bathsheba by Angela Hunt

Hannah and Elkanah and Penninah (A Mean Girl Love Triangle) — A Passionate Hope by Jill Eileen Smith

Hosea and Gomer (A Bad Girl Love Story) — Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

Jacob/Leah/Rachel (A Really, Really Messy Love Triangle!) — The Lowlands of Scotland Series by Liz Curtis Higgs

Job and Dinah (Wait! What? Yes, It Really Works!) — Love Amid The Ashes by Mesu Andrews.

Rahab and Salmon (Opposites Attract) — Pearl in The Sand by Tessa Afshar

Samson and Delilah (Love and Betrayal) — Delilah by Angela Hunt


What’s your favorite love story?


7 Responses to “Top 10 Tuesday — Valentine’s Day with A Twist Edition”

  1. Aymee (@asphaltcowgrrl) February 13, 2018 at 11:59 am #

    This is a fascinating take on the theme for today!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks!

    • rbclibrary February 13, 2018 at 5:13 pm #

      Thanks for sharing your link!

  2. bellesmoma16 February 13, 2018 at 2:07 pm #

    I am currently reading A Passionate Hope by Jill Eileen Smith right now. It is such a wonderful, heartbreaking book. I was sobbing yesterday reading it. I feel so much for Hannah. I definitely recommend this book!!!

    • rbclibrary February 13, 2018 at 5:12 pm #

      I kept wanting to hate Elkanah, but Hannah loved him, so . . . . I wonder why he thought he was enough for her, but she wasn’t enough for him. I know it had to do with having sons, but still.

      • bellesmoma16 February 13, 2018 at 6:32 pm #

        I have always struggled with that part in the Bible. Every time I read Hannah’s story, I struggle so hard with Elkanah. It’s such a double standard, but God!!! God isn’t ever like this. Maybe that’s the point. 😊

      • rbclibrary February 13, 2018 at 7:15 pm #

        There are a lot of “but God” stories, including mine. 😀

      • bellesmoma16 February 13, 2018 at 7:32 pm #

        Mine too!

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