The apostle’s sister

Reviewed by:

Beth Swanson, voracious reader


The apostle’s sister: Jerusalem Road, Book 4


Angela Hunt


Bethany House






355 pages


This is the story of the man who later became known as St. Paul the apostle. From his youthful studies to his depth of Jewish learning. We learn of the relationship he had with his younger sister, Aya, who never feels like she is taken seriously, as was the norm in those days. Aya does not want the traditional life of a woman in Biblical times. Her father forces her to marry a Torah student and she is sure she will be bored with that life yet finds the Torah fascinating!
Meanwhile her brother, who we come to know as Paul makes the blasphemous decision to follow the Nazarene. How can Aya reconcile with his life changing commitment.
The apostle’s sister goes deep into detail about the lives of people that appear in the Bible. Readers must understand there is some embellishment to make the story come alive as history does not go into all the detail.


5 out of 5

Suggested audience:

Teens and adults

Christian impact:

Deep story of the Jewish Torah and Jewish teachings and beliefs, both before Jesus and after His resurrection.


Apostle's Sister

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