Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Silence of God by Gale Sears

The Silence of God is a historical novel set in Russia in the early 1900's.  It follows the story of the only LDS members (or members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) in the whole country of Russia at the time of the revolution where anyone with any religious beliefs was suddenly a suspect.  It was a fascinating read.  The trials people suffered as one government crumbled to the next and then to the next were heart wrenching.  It was the beginnings of a very long and difficult time for a great nation and its people.  Russia has a special place in our family's heart because it is where my husband lived and served a mission for the LDS church for 2 years in the 90's.  This book was extra fascinating for me because of that fact, and now my husband is reading it.  Reading this makes one so very glad that we live in a time where we can worship how, where, and what we please, and we are free to think and speak as we wish.  Those are freedoms we should never take for granted.   It was a wonderful story to make you think about what great blessings you have and see how faith helps others through unbelievable trials.