Woman of Flames

Woman of Flames

by Kim Stokely

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ISBN-13: 9781492173953
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/17/2013
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 998,182
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.11(d)

About the Author

The wife of a former submariner, Kim moved around the country a lot. With a B.F.A. from the University of Connecticut and a Master's Degree from Regent University, she used her background in Drama to stretch her creativity and stay relatively sane throughout all those moves.

In 2004 the Navy transferred her family to Omaha, Nebraska, a perfectly logical move that never made sense to her mother. She's also a member of the Heart of America Christian Writer's Network and the Christian Writers Guild. In 2010 her novel "Winter Trees" was a semi-finalist in CWG's Operation First Novel Contest.

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Woman of Flames 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ReadersFavorite2 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Lisa Jones for Readers' Favorite Women of Flames by Kim Stokely tells the tale about a woman named Deborah. She is blessed by the hand of God as she begins to see visions sent by her Lord. Later she hears his voice and becomes his ever-loving servant. She is known as 'The Prophet' of the Lord. She knows she has a purpose and as the novel unfolds it is to become a mother for all of Israel. She will be the one to lead her people to victory. God will smite the enemies of her people when the time is right, but he will not do this until all of his people unite as one, praying unto him for forgiveness. As a woman blessed by God to become a prophet, this in itself makes history in a male-dominated era. At first people mock and turn their backs, but the love and courage that Deborah shows make them believe once again in the Lord. A powerful yet moving story of hope, courage, and above all the solid belief in the Hebrew God. Woman of Flames by Kim Stokely has captured my heart and filed me with peace. It was written in such a way that the reader can sympathize with the plight of Deborah and the suffering of her people at the hands of the Canaanites. Each character is unique and flawlessly developed, enabling a rich understanding of what the author is trying to portray. It is a long novel separated into three parts, but each section is just as wonderful as the other - I could not put this down. Although I am not Jewish or Hebrew, I am a Christian and I am warmed by this fantastic novel which filled my soul with much peace. I was lost in the story, eager to learn more, and I was not disappointed. I recommend this book to all and I am sure that it will fill your heart with peace and inspire you as it has me.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Lorena Sanqui for Readers' Favorite Being a girl, Deborah received a lot of grief over her ability to talk to God. But even in the midst of people’s doubts, she still believed that God will use her to free her people from the hands of the Canaanites. When Sisera was a child, he was unwilling to fight with the Israelites. That is, until his father was killed in battle; he then swore that he will fight them with all his might. Many years later, he became the General of all the Canaanites armies. Deborah was captured by the enemy led by Sisera, but she was able to escape with the help of her God. After this encounter with Deborah, Sisera became obsessed with her and he won’t stop until he claims her and eliminates all the Israelites. How will Deborah free her people in Woman of Flames by Kim Stokely. Woman of Flames is based on Deborah from the book of Judges. Although some of the novel was based on the author’s imagination, I think it was still pretty accurate and I loved reading it. It was a page turner. One after another, Deborah was faced with a lot of trials but her faith never faltered. She truly is an inspiring woman. The narrative of the story flowed smoothly and the dialogues were engaging. What I liked most about this book was waiting so see how God would free the people from their enemies through Deborah. Kim Stokely didn't disappoint because I think the most well written scene of the book was the battle at the end. This book is a very good rendition of the story of Deborah.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Woman of Flames by Kim Stokely is a well written historical fiction which will enthrall readers with its imagery, passion, and story line. Deborah is a gifted child and from childhood she has this task of convincing people around her that she is special and it is God's will that she is the spiritual leader of Israel. She grows in stature and power and the only person who stands in her way is the General of the Canaanite army, Sisera. He succeeds in capturing Deborah and finds himself drawn to her beauty and power. Will Deborah be able to resist the temptation and be able to save her country and set her people free? The compelling theme that revolves around a biblical character is not boring; instead it will draw readers with its bold depiction of the triumphs and terrors in the ancient world. The characters are well defined and their relationships with each other are also portrayed strongly and with a lot of clarity. The story will excite readers on many levels. The battle stories, life in Israel in those days, the everyday life, their food habits and culture, and the relevant characters are fascinating and keep readers glued to the book until the end. The imagery is wonderful. The author has masterfully written the physical battles and the emotional battles inside Deborah and woven them together, making it more dramatic metaphorically. Readers who like historical characters, The Old Testament stories, and Biblical women will love this book. This compelling historical fiction will keep you riveted with its powerful story line, wonderful imagery, and rich passion.
JamesMMBaldwin More than 1 year ago
Inspirational, Exciting, Compelling Don't Miss This One "Woman of Flames" by Kim Stokely is an enthralling novel that will put you in the heart of an age-old conflict filled with emotion that is still relevant today. A truly inspired epic, this author has woven an intricate plot that is at the same time harrowing, heartwarming, and captivating. You will live in the moment and experience life in the midst of approaching war. At the true heart of this story is a woman struggling with an identity somewhere between that of a young woman seeking to sort out her true feelings of love and self-worth in a world dominated by men and that of a prophet empowered by God to lead her people against an oppressive enemy. The story also ventures into the mind of the oppressor, a man who will do anything and stop at nothing to obtain his goals of power and lust. At times heart wrenching and at others truly inspiring, this well written, well-plotted story is a must read. Don't miss it.