|About the Book|
“Vessel of Hope” offers readers a third glimpse of ancient Israel in her Time Pieces trilogy. Noah, a first century BC female physician, is beloved in her Jezreel Valley hamlet. But events turn her world upside down, events that archaeologist LemMore“Vessel of Hope” offers readers a third glimpse of ancient Israel in her Time Pieces trilogy. Noah, a first century BC female physician, is beloved in her Jezreel Valley hamlet. But events turn her world upside down, events that archaeologist Lem Fort tries to visualize as he excavates insignificant ruins in the middle of an Israeli kibbutz field. As Noah endures dark days, thinking there can be no hope, Fort also resigns himself to what he sees as his sad but inevitable fate. “Vessel of Hope” is the insightful story of how two connected characters - both ancient and modern - who search for happiness and spiritual meaning in the world around them.With her Time Pieces trilogy, author Elena Tucker profiles a century of almost unthinkably different daily existence. It was a time of simplicity in the midst of unrest, a time when strict and established ways were turning inside out because of small communities today called Christian.Yet the essence of life then was no different than it is today. And as he excavates three sites, archaeologist Lem Fort handles every coin, vessel, and sherd as his last connection with some long-forgotten individual- Fort recognizes these artifacts as pieces from time.Far from empty remnants, Tuckers “vessels” brim with imagination, soul, and period experiences. Breaking away from traditional Christian fiction, “Vessel of Fire,” “Vessel of Strength,” and “Vessel of Hope” follow humanitys ongoing spiritual quest - as experienced by characters two millennia past, and by the archaeologist who sifts through their ruins.