Mette Harrison – The Book of Abish

The Book of Abish, Mette Harrison’s follow-up novel to The Book of Laman, stands on its own as deep re-imagining of the story of Ammon–told through the eyes of the servant Abish. Harrison gives Abish a history and a personality and tells us that, like her, we can trust our own spiritual experiences and that God loves us absolutely and unconditionally. This is the message that Abish tells her people and that Harrison tells her readers: God loves you. God will talk to you. You are enough, and you don’t need Nephites, or kings, or fathers, churches, or men, or anybody else to tell you this because you can trust your own spiritual experiences. And when the time is right, you can change your world.