Monday, August 6, 2012

The Way Book Review

The Way was a fascinating book that I read almost in one sitting. It is purportedly a controversial book and I can definitely see why. The entire premise is what would it have been like if Jesus was really a woman in disguise? An interesting idea for sure and I'm not sure what I think about that.

However, I can say that Kristen Wolf is a very talented author. Her descriptions are incredible. I felt often that I was back in the exact time period and she brought many Bible stories I was familiar with to life, very vividly.

I really do look forward to seeing what her future writings may be about as I am very curious to see where she will go from here.

Kristen Wolf, 43, is a mother and writer living in the Rocky Mountains. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Georgetown University and holds an M.A. in creative writing and film from Hollins College where she was awarded a full scholarship.
As a child, Wolf grew up in a heavily forested suburb outside New York City with her parents, a younger brother, and an ever-changing menagerie of pet animals.
Both Wolf’s parents and grandparents passed onto her an avid love and respect for nature which explains the photos of Wolf posing with an ever-widening array of pets, including cats, dogs, guinea pigs, mice, quail, two raccoons, chickens, even a squirrel that lived in her bedroom! Needless to say, hers wasn’t the average American family.
Later, Wolf’s family purchased land in upstate New York and on weekends and summers lived like a regular Swiss Family Robinson, clearing the land, building fences, barns and, eventually, raising and tending cattle, horses, pigs, goats, chickens etc. This led to a very unique life for Wolfand her brother as they lived like farmers on the weekends and students in a suburban public school during the week.
Wolf credits her unique childhood for providing her with keen powers of observation, a passion for living things, unlimited curiosity, and a strong independent streak.
As an adult, Wolf has worked primarily as filmmaker and writer.
THE WAY is her first novel.
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