The second book in her Chronicles of the Kings series, Song of Redemption, is a retelling of the life of Hezekiah, King of Judah from 716 to 687 BC. After years of idolatry, Judah's temple has been cleansed and Hezekiah has brought God's law back to his people. But when he incurs the wrath of the barbaric Assyrians, he will need help from a surprising source.
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"Austin tells a compelling, multilayered story with richly drawn, believable characters who will engage readers' sympathies." (Library Journal)
How King Hezzikiah grew to be such a man of God. I loved the push and pull between Shebnah and Eliakim. The stories of the women showed such strength and the willingness to serve others.
I would have preferred a male voice or maybe a male and female for the different characters but it was good.
Read all 5 books on this topic for a great overview of this time period.
As I said in my review of Gods and Kings, this book is also a good read for guys as well as for the ladies. I have read the first 3 books in this series, and I have found all three to be well written and very engaging. You won't get bored by these books; that is for sure!
I love clean books of all sorts. Love mysteries, fantasies epic to kids stories, fairy tales, romances, humor, and historical fiction
I won't write a long review since I wrote a long one on the whole series for the first book. This covers Hezekiah's Tunnel and I found it fascinating. Especially to think that something so ancient is still in use today. Amazing. I really enjoyed this book and the ones before and after it. I did find them uplifting and inspirational. I have liked books, two this one, and book three in this series best. Don't think you can go wrong if you are looking for something inspirational to read when you choose this book. I have to admit I'm going to have to go back and read Kings and Chronicles again. I particularly like the bits with the prophet Isaiah in them.
Once again I truly enjoyed this book. Once I started it, I could not put it down. It really makes the Bible come alive for you. Mrs. Austin did a fantastic job on the development of the story from Biblical and historical facts.
I so appreciated how the story includes lots of scripture and how it was added at key points in the story.
This book brings the history of Israel & Judah to life & brings out pertinent life lessons for believers, such as "no compromise ".
My husband & I highly recommend it for readers 12 and up.
This really dealt with major theological issues such as when bad and evil things happen, how and why do we, should we respond? great truths, illustrated creatively, and entertaining.
Loved this wonderful book. It was like seeing the Old Testament come to life. Highly recommended!!
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