Dec. 10 – Abraham Verghese – The Covenant of Water – Best Novel! [Advent Calendar]

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December 10


*** Best Novel of 2023!

The Covenant of Water:
A Novel

Abraham Verghese

Hardback: Grove Press, 2023
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The Covenant of Water is a call to embrace the connections that bind humanity together, regardless of cultural or religious differences. In a world often marked by division, this novel resonates as a poignant reminder of our shared humanity. Through the characters’ interactions, Verghese underscores the profound truth that every person, regardless of their background, is a beloved creation of God. This remarkable achievement in contemporary literature invites Christian readers to embark on a soul-stirring journey of faith, hope, and redemption. Through vivid imagery, relatable characters, and a narrative that captures the essence of the human experience, Abraham Verghese offers a powerful reminder of the unifying force of God’s love. As readers immerse themselves in the pages of this profound novel, they will inevitably find themselves drawn into the covenant of water—a covenant that speaks to the very core of their faith and echoes the eternal promise of God’s presence amid life’s trials and tribulations.


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