The Scarlet Thread

  • by Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by Angela Rogers, Alma Cuervo
  • 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Two women, centuries apart, are joined through a tattered journal as they contend with God, husbands, and even themselves...until they fall into the arms of the One who loves them unconditionally.
Sierra Madrid's life has just been turned upside down when she discovers the handcrafted quilt and journal of her ancestor Mary Kathryn McMurray, a young woman who was uprooted from her home only to endure harsh conditions on the Oregon Trail. Though the women are separated by time and circumstance, Sierra discovers that many of the issues they face are remarkably similar. By following Mary Kathryn's example, Sierra learns to surrender to God?s sovereignty and unconditional love.


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A beautifully written story of life and love.

The two intertwined stories of Mary-Katherine and Sierra touches so many real life issues. It inspires and makes the reader look deep inside your own soul, to find that the only way a marriage can work is when Jesus is at the centre of it all.
Such a beautiful love story
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- Missy


I have found this a very painful book to listen to.
My second marriage is crumbling.
I relate to so many aspects of many of the characters and storylinesboyh male and female.

I feel so ashamed of so many aspects of myself and my life.
An abused child, serious acute Snd chronic mental health illnesses and suffering the stigma and judgement added on top of it. Having thought I was doing ok I find I am in a mess again in my life.
I have always known of God and I do believe He has been with me throughout BUT I only gave my life to Jesus in 2006 but still feel that I am missing the point somehow.
I feel I am being punished, that I am at fault, with all the human damaging character defects of stubbornness and pride, resentment and bitterness and control but also deep confusion as I heard in this.
No one in my life has ever admitted the abuse I went through and there has never been any justice or apology of what happened to me.
I have worked so hard with the Lord and others and
I feel I have forgiven and repented and was healed - I have deep compassion and love in my heart for all those who hurt me but now with the mess of my second marriage the hell stirred up again in a different disguise. Or is it the madness of my mind or my MH that confuses my soul and deceives my spirit.
This story has stirred up so much and I have cried and pleaded with God to hear Him clearly. To feel the love that Sierra feels from Jesus as her Saviour and a reconciliation and redemption of me, my life and my marriage. Or am I to continue to suffer until I have learnt a lesson I cannot see. How many rock bottoms do I need to reach a clarity where I am going wrong and how to put it right. Every which way I turn I seem to be blind and deaf.
I share a snippet of my story and maybe The Scarlet Thread is part of my teaching as maybe Lineage of Grace and Redeeming Love - all of which have 'happy endings' in love with Christ and husbands.

Maybe I don't have enough faith, or read my bible enough or whatever maybe Francine
Rivers could help me write my book with this clarity in the conclusion or maybe I will not see it until I meet my maker.

Thank you Francine Rivera. You have stirred up my soul and I trust the Lord has spoken through this and your others books. Scriptures, storylines anything to enable me to hear what I need to hear and put it to work in my own life.
God willing.
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- Sophie Tee

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-10-2012
  • Publisher: Recorded Books