While at the Messiah Conference in PA this past summer, I bought a book by Jaclyn Zant. I had never heard of her, but the seller assured me that I would love it and would want to purchase all 3 books in the series!
The author was Jaclyn Zant and boy do I love her books, "Petrified Hearts." Jaclyn wasn't raised Jewish but she fell in love with the Messianic Movement after visiting a Messianic Congregation.
I call her books "Messianic fiction." They are full of mystery, drama, romance and comedy.
Here's a little more about "Petrified Hearts" - a novel series about healing and learning to trust God when life unravels.
and independent, confident and secure, growing up in the family
business with her four brothers has taught Rae to be fearless,
tough-minded, and not so easily intimidated—assets in their
male-dominated profession. When her mother, both nurturer and friend—and
the only oasis in this sea of testosterone, is suddenly killed, Rae’s
life is up-ended, leaving her wounded, confused and resentful toward
God. But when a prank leaves her stranded far from home and the shelter
of her dad and brothers, she learns she cannot run from Him for very
Centered around church and family, Heath’s life was ideal—or so
he thought. Then, when his wife suddenly wants out, the rug is pulled
out from under him. Left alone to care for his eight-month-old son, his
heart and his life in pieces, moving back in with his mom and the group
of elderly boarders who share her house, seemed the practical thing to
do. But is he really just hiding-out?
‘For better or for worse’Andrea
had made vows to God—who knew that ‘worse’ would come so quickly in
their marriage and stay so long? When, after twenty-five years, Andrea
is widowed, she purposes in her heart that she will eschew marriage and
devote herself only to God—but is that His will for her?
hurts and disappointments: who can heal them? We make promises that we
will never again allow our heart selves to be hurt and hold back part—or
all—of our heart from God. But in His mercy, God wants to heal our
hurts and draw us close to Himself as He reveals to us His heart of
Enjoy this wonderful interview -- and lots of great music too!!!