Recently I was thrilled to be tapped by Recorded Books to narrate five volumes of historical fiction by the incomparable Francine Rivers. The series is called the Sons of Encouragement books and follows the lives of five notable biblical characters: Aaron, Caleb, Jonathan, Amos, and Silas. Rivers offers a way to see these men afresh while staying true to the biblical narrative. She was a unique way of weaving the facts of history with creative interpretations and dialogue, creating something wholly new – and a new way to appreciate the figures we’ve long been acquainted with.
Narrating the first volume in the series, The Priest: Aaron, was a revelation. Somehow bare facts I’ve always known of Aaron’s life took on a vibrant tone as Rivers’ explores Aaron’s motivations and emotions. If you’re a fan of historical fiction at all, you’ll enjoy this read, or listen!