The Vision of Jenny Merkus: A Historical Biographical Novel Featuring The Life and Struggles of a Female Warrior and Philanthropist
by Hadassa Mor
A historical novel based on a true story about a wealthy Dutch woman, who went to Palestine in 1873, in order to build a gigantic, unique house in Jerusalem intended for Jesus Christ. She came to fulfil a divine message she received in a vision, in which Jesus begged her to build him a house to stay-in, after he descends from heaven to earth, following Doomsday.
While fulfilling the mission and building the House for Jesus, Jenny’s idealistic nature pushed her to volunteer in the uprising - that had broken out in the Balkan countries, in order to expel the Turkish regime from their lands. Jenny’s volunteering brought her admiration and glory and she was considered a heroic fighter, but it also left her completely impoverished since she used her enormous wealth to purchase military weapons for the rebels.
Jenny’s new economic state made it impossible for her to complete the construction of the house in Jerusalem, intended for Jesus and her divine mission could not be completed.
The book is written with artistic images, humor and a truly absorbing plot. The writer imbues the pages with a broad range of historical events and intrigues, including the beginning of the Jewish- Arabic conflict in Palestine, with its massive implications to our days.
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