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Divine by Karen Kingsbury

Best-selling author Karen Kingsbury weaves another dramatic story of tragedy and redemption!

Mary Madison was a child of unspeakable horrors, a young woman society wanted to forget. Now a divine power has set Mary free to bring life-changing hope and love to battered and abused women living in the shadow of the nation's capital.

Mary is educated and redeemed, a powerful voice in Washington, D.C.—both to the politically elite and to other women like her. But she also has a past that shamed polite society. Her experiences created in her paralyzing fear, faithlessness, addiction, and promiscuity. At the crossroads of her life, only one power set Mary free and gave her a lifetime of love and hope. A power that could only be divine. Tyndale House Publishers

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ISBN-13: 9781414309354
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: 05/03/2007
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Karen Kingsbury is currently America’s best-selling inspirational author. She has written more than 30 of her Life-Changing Fiction titles and has nearly 5 million books in print. Dubbed by Time magazine as the Queen of Christian Fiction, Karen receives hundreds of letters each week and considers her readers as friends. Her fiction has made her one of the country’s favorite storytellers, and one of her novels - Gideon’s Gift - is under production for an upcoming major motion picture release. Her emotionally gripping titles include the popular Redemption series, the Firstborn series, Divine, One Tuesday Morning, Beyond Tuesday Morning, Oceans Apart, and A Thousand Tomorrows. Karen and her husband, Don, live in the Pacific Northwest and are parents to one girl and five boys, including three adopted from Haiti. You can find out more about Karen, her books, and her appearance schedule at www.KarenKingsbury.com.

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Divine 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1157 reviews.
rakess70 More than 1 year ago
I know there will be some who will bash B&N for making an inspirational novel a free book, but I want to thank you! There are so many trashy romance novels that are free on the nook. I am so glad to see that something with good values is offered as well. Please consider making more like this available. There is a large amount of people that like to read good wholesome stories too!
risajuan More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I have read in a long time. I cried and cried - it really hits home and I would be willing to guess it will hit home for most of us. I love the way it shows that God loves us no matter what and that he has his hand out to all of us. The story was so well told - I could not put it down. Thank you Karen for writing this and also for letting us have it for free.
annie2960 More than 1 year ago
I have loved every single book I have read by this author! This is good quality reading with morals and ethics and a terrific storyline. Thank you Barnes and Noble for giving us Karen KIngsbury this week, you have made my day!
Rebecca Sherman More than 1 year ago
this book gives hope. no matter what we do or how many times we give up, God will always be here for us.
Angela Fauley More than 1 year ago
thanks for making clean books a free choice. love karen kingsbury!
Katharine Kirspel More than 1 year ago
Haven't read a book that has pulled me in like this in a long time. I hate that I have to go to work and put this book down. So, far not a dull moment. I'm more than half way done and can't wait to see what happens next. Highly recommended for anyone going through any hard times
jhoyer More than 1 year ago
Karen Kingsbury is a great author. Its too bad people react so harshly to any writing with religious messages. Those who don't like it should just let it be, and read whatever it is they like, instead of trash talk it. There's no need to blatantly soapbox to get a cut in on those of a religious mind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful read with a solid grounding on topic. An absolute mature audience only due to the theme--not for 'tweens'.
If I have one compalint it would be that I am left wanting more of the characters. I feel left dangling wanting the characters to continue, just as with all Karen Kingsbury's novels.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Uplifting, even for those who aren't devoutly religious. I'm not a churchgoer, but I still found this story of faith, redemption, and forgiveness to be encouraging.

The story of Mary Madison is intended as a modern-day parable of Mary Magdalene, and the healing power of God's love.

It's a sad, at time heartbreaking tale that ends with God's forgiveness and mercy. Overall, enjoyable.
Monica Garth More than 1 year ago
i downloaded this book because it was free and loved it. It was VERY inspirational and an old story a modern day twist. Everybody has a sad story, it how you grow from it that matters! I will defiently look for more by Karen Kingsbury.
Sunshine714 More than 1 year ago
Easy to read and really touches your heart. I had doubts about how much I would enjoy this book but I fell into it quite easily. It's a love story that emphases God's love for us and our love for each other. Try it.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In the DC area at one of her women¿s shelter, Mary Madison is briefed by her receptionist Leah Hamilton that her newest resident Emma Randall looks suicidal and ready to bolt. Battered and with no hope, the twenty-three year old Emma considers herself unworthy and ready to flee now that her two young children are safe from their abusive father Charlie. However, Leah softly gets Emma to meet with the legendary Mary while four years old Kami and two years old Kaitlyn play with dolls. --- Mary shocks the frightened Emma by asking if she should like to hear her story not just the media account. Hesitantly Emma agrees so Mary explains how Jesus loved her and saved her. She was a little girl when her hooker mother took them to stay with her maternal Grandma Peggy who gives the little girl a purse with scripture inside. However, her mother immediately removed them back to the streets. When she scores a three day job with out of town Johns, her mom leaves Mary with her pimp the last time they saw one another. From that moment Mary battled the seven demons that lead to sin and helplessness until she meets a believer who introduces her to Jesus. --- This is a terrific modernization of Mary Magdalene living in Washington DC and using her story to encourage other people especially women that hope lies with Jesus. Mary¿s tale is told in flashbacks, which enhances how far she has come. Karen Kingsbury provides a deep character study of how one woman with help overcame seven contemporary demons (drugs, prostitution, etc.), but also makes no apologies that the author believes the path is with Jesus readers who want a clear split between state and religion may find the religious message overbearing, but everyone will agree that Ms. Kingsbury provides an entreating parable starring a modernized Magdalene. --- Harriet Klausner
Onecutesmile More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book although it really "push" (may not be the right word) god. I do believe in him and his powers, but I guess I just don't see or hear it that way. Anyhow it kept me wanting to read it (read it 4days). I'm glad that I got it on Free Fridays.
ajgs More than 1 year ago
Thank you B&N for making this book available. It is good to know that you choose inspirational books. I don't like to read anything that has bad language so this one I can read through.
DonnaSG1 More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome. It is the first Karen Kingsbury book that I read & I didn't want to put it down. Modern Day Mary Magadelene story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of her finest novels!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a story. Turning tragedy in to triumph. Couldn't put book down. Would definitely recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All I can say is WOW! Talking about being a witness - God had wonderful plans for this lady. A must read! Held yur attention from the very beginning.
Sally Moran More than 1 year ago
Great Great book ....
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Wow !!!
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She walks in and sees look "hey hotty"
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She walks up to luke hey sexy i want as much ain as possible
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