Title: She Does Not Fear the Snow
Author: Bobbie Ann Cole
Genre: Messianic Judaism
Release Date: November 2013
Format: Kindle, Paperback
Pages: 216 pages
About the Book
From the very start of her faith autobiography, ‘She Does Not Fear the Snow’, author Bobbie Ann Cole reaches out across the page and endears herself to her reader. You will very quickly feel that you know her, and will be richer for the knowledge.
She comes to Israel, seeking meaning and purpose for her life, following breast cancer and the demise of her long-standing marriage. There, God claims her and lays a trail of miracles that lead her from her native England to a new husband of faith in Atlantic Canada.
Though she is upfront about her ending, you’ll find yourself longing to learn the next step in her discovery of new love and deeper faith journey. This is one of those books you just can’t put down. Potentially, you’ll be following the twists and turns of her journey into the wee small hours.
She Does Not Fear the Snow is part journey of discovery, part love story and part Christian testimony. It all makes for a fascinating, inspirational read.
Bobbie Ann Cole tells the story of her battle with cancer, the dissolution of her marriage and her search for “something more”. She stumbles upon Christianity and, as a Jew, struggles with whether she will be disowned by her friends and family for her new beliefs. I admire her strength to tell her friends and family the truth, even though some of them were not as receptive as others.
This is also the story of Bobbie and Butch – how they found each other and how they overcame their apprehension from previous failed relationships in order to trust God that this one was right. I especially enjoyed Butch’s perspective at the end of the book.
Since Bobbie’s life is still a work in progress (as are all of us), the book did leave me wondering where some things ended up. Did all of the prophecies Bobbie was told come true? What happened to her friend Terry (Butch’s sister)?
I give She Does Not Fear the Snow four stars. It is an excellent story that will keep your attention, make you laugh, wonder and cry.
About the Author
Bobbie Ann Cole is passionate about testimony. Testifying to what God is doing in our lives is central to her writing and to her teaching.
The Encounters with Jesus Write Your Testimony Workbook and Course are available through her blog http://testimonytrain.com and in churches.
Bobbie has been a writer since age 6, writing her own version of Hansel and Gretel on the back of her school report: it didn’t go cwit the way they had inspected. The birds et all the crums up…
She has trained in creative writing at post-graduate level and holds a qualification in teaching adults. Her short stories have been published and she has received grants and awards for her prose and drama.
Her background is in journalism. She wrote, edited and produced the magazine ‘Invest in France’ for the French Government. She is also a businesswoman, having launched and run her own company in the UK music industry.
Bobbie loves travel and languages. She has lived in UK, Germany, France, French West Africa, Canada and Israel. She speaks English, French and German fluently and has a working knowledge of Hebrew.
She’s a mother, grandmother and wife. She and her Boaz currently divide their time between Atlantic Canada and Kent in the Garden of England.