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Gods and Kings
Book 1 of Chronicles of the Kings.
by Lynn Austin
Publisher:Bethany House imprint of Baker Pub from Lion
Published:01 February 2005
The story of King Ahaz and his son Hezekiah told in novel form – and a powerful story it is too. Powerful enough when read in the Bible but dramatised in this way, I found horrific passages better to skip through so appalling were the things that happened - they were too explicit for me. Despite the evil perpetrated in the land there are still those faithful to Yahweh, notably Isaiah and the group of prophets he taught. There is hope throughout this bleak and terrible episode of history.
Lynn Austin has taken the Biblical story and created a compelling and moving tale of love, hate, fear, forgiveness and faithfulness. I read far into the night to finish it.
‘A note to the reader’ at the start, outlines the historical background and gives the Biblical references so that you can read the Bible story for yourself.
Reviewer: Mary Bartholomew (31/08/12)