Have you ever read a story and felt it was written just for you? That's the way I have felt about the testimony of Perpetua, a third century martyr, from the very first time I read her diary. Recently I discovered that Amy Rachel Peterson gifted the world with a Historical Fiction novel expanding upon the true story, Perpetua: A Bride, a Martyr, a Passion. It stole my heart.
This month, for Kindred Grace's annual March of Books, I contributed an "unreview" telling a bit about Perpetua's story, Peterson's novel, and how reading this book on a Jerusalem bus emboldened my spirit!