I fell in love with Replenishing the Sea of Galilee as fast as Rasheed fell for Natalia. The deeper into the story I got, the more I loved its characters and themes. I read this book in one sitting because I had to know what would happen next.
The themes of women having the freedom to go to school, to work, and to choose their own romantic paths shined in this story. I also really enjoyed the theme of viewing humans as humans and looking past what someone believes religiously, and what part of the world they are from, in search of true love. Love is the most powerful thing in this world, and Replenishing the Sea of Galilee was a great reminder of love’s power and love’s beauty.
While this story began in the 1940s, I believe it is a story that could be told with a modern lens. I felt as if I knew the characters, that I went to school with them, and that I attended their life events. I would recommend Replenishing the Sea of Galilee to everyone who loves a good love story.