Come to Me
by: Laura Davis
Published by: LULU.com
Reviewed By Michele E. Davis
This is a story about the naïve faith, obedience and unrequited belief in the absolute truth of God, which gave Mary and Joseph the child of God, Jesus Christ. A slow-moving story line is narrated by the mother of Christ. It’s a fictionalized account, but does make claims to information that Mary and Joseph were the parents of many more children than just Jesus. Mary’s confusion about Matthew, God and various other issues that have been bantered about in numerous Christian and non-Christian books alike.
Mary comes across as a buoyant, young, uneducated, silly girl who seems to relish in bragging about her position as mother of the Saviour. The description of Jesus’ personality in the book seems surreal, he’s too perfect, an ideal, amazing child who does absolutely nothing wrong ever, even as a small child. The book is just unbelievably trite. Mother’s do revere their sons, but Mary goes way over board in her selfishly-perceived love of Jesus.
Forty-five pages before the end of the book it actually gets good. The writing has become better and less irreverent. The Jesus depicted in the Bible is in these final pages as Jesus mumbles, “Come to me! You who are heavy laden with the cares of this world. This world will soon pass, and then where will you be? Come to me! I will give you rest.” This is the man that Christians know, not the child and man that the overly profuse and enthusiastic Mary describes for over 185 pages. Come to Me has taken great liberties in the truth of Christ and what is presented in the New Testament; it could have been pulled off better than it was, but a good effort for a first-time writer. Davis’ passion for her subject matter shines through, even if it does seem unbelievable.
You’ll need to have a high tolerance to let go of what you might think is the truth about Christ based on the Bible to read this book. Suggested for non-believers and those not well-versed in biblical history.
Armchair Interviews says: Passionate writer fictionalizes Jesus as a child.
Author’s Web site: http://www.AuthorLauraDavis.com
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