©1998 Lynn Austin; (P)2007 Recorded Books
"The story is a masterful combination of fiction and nonfiction; biblical facts combine with Austin's imagination to create a believable tale that has lessons to offer...in forgiveness, love, faithfulness, and nurturing." (Christian Book Previews.com)
I enjoyed this book. Not only does it tell a great story, but also teaches you lessons about how unforgiveness can ruin you. It would be hard to forgive the things that Joshua forgave, but in the end he was fianlly released from the burned of hatred. No bad language in this book, which I always appreciate.
This book took me on a voyage back in time and thought me many lessons!
I enjoyed the first book (Faith of my fathers), but this sequal is even better. You definitely do not have to be a strong believer to appreciate the story and after reading it, hopefully be able to forgive more easily!
Lynn Austin is now my new favorite author!
Read the series; enjoyed and looked forward to listening to each book ... but, I absolutely loved the 5th book! Highly recommended ... wishing there was another so I could continue on in their lives. I pray God blesses each reader as I was blessed!!
Engrossing, entertaining, enlightening
I have over 600 titles in my library and if I had to give up all but one of the book series in my library, this would be the one I would keep.
I tremendously enjoyed the whole series. gave me a deeper understanding of the stories from the Bible. This book is about King Manasseh (2nd Chronicles 33:1-20, 2 Kings 21:1-18, Jeremiah 15)
When the King's advisor Shebnah, finally realized that even with all his vast knowledge he was nothing without God.
She is awesome with every character she performs. I have a hearing loss, but with her precise diction I didn't have any problems following the story line. I will look for more books that she reads.
There were several moments when I found myself actually worshipping God and praising Him for His deliverance. My favorite moment might have been when Hezekiah forgave his wife for worshiping idols as she humbled herself before God. It was an awesome picture of how God forgives us.
I can't stop talking about this series. It has changed the way I look at what is currently happening in our government. I also find myself drawn to praying for Israel and looking for news reports on what is happening is Israel. It has made me take God and His Word and Promises much more seriously.
I was very disappointed with the performance, especially the male voices. The most annoying thing of all was the alternating pronunciations of Elephantine. It was both distracting and frustrating. I wish I had read the book instead of listening to it.
I would highly recommend this series of books. Great inspiration and so in detail with the characters that you feel like you are right there with them.
What a dismal and dreary story. The excessive darkness, misery, and anger far overshadowed the redeeming qualities. I grew very bored and sped up the tape. Even then I almost didn't bother to finish. Too much redundancy.
Suzanne Torren does a good job, as usual, but unexplicably chose some very unpleasant voices for several of the characters, including the main ones. This made a deary story even more difficult to listen to.
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