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Song of Redemption | [Lynn Austin]

Song of Redemption

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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Publisher's Summary

Lynne Austin has won three Christy Awards for her inspiring historical novels, which include Candle in the Darkness.

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.

©2005 Lynn Austin; (P)2005 Recorded Books

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"Austin tells a compelling, multilayered story with richly drawn, believable characters who will engage readers' sympathies." (Library Journal)

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    Lois 04-02-13
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    "The temple is rebuilt."
    What did you love best about Song of Redemption?

    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.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I would have preferred a male voice or maybe a male and female for the different characters but it was good.


    Any additional comments?

    Read all 5 books on this topic for a great overview of this time period.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Wolfpacker Memphis, TN 10-14-08
    Wolfpacker Memphis, TN 10-14-08 Member Since 2014

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    "If You Liked Gods and Kings, Keep Going With This"

    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!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Ruth United States 03-09-13
    Ruth United States 03-09-13 Member Since 2014

    I love clean books of all sorts. Love mysteries, fantasies epic to kids stories, fairy tales, romances, humor, and historical fiction

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    "Fascinating and Inspirational"

    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.

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    Louie Yelm, WA, USA 06-03-09
    Louie Yelm, WA, USA 06-03-09
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    "Another Excellent Book by Lynn Austin"

    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.

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    cant wait to listen to the next book! very good narration too!!! great biblical story i just look forward to

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    The whole series is very engaging. I find myself both entertained and educated as I listen to each book.

    Awesome

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    Kindle Customer United States 11-30-14
    Kindle Customer United States 11-30-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved this book. I will keep reading the series."
    Would you listen to Song of Redemption again? Why?

    No. I don't listen to books more than once, but I absolutely loved listening to it the first go-round.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is a continuation of the first book and I love that the king is able to reunite with his grandfather and stays faithful to his wife.


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    thatssocute KANSAS CITY, MO, United States 09-18-13
    thatssocute KANSAS CITY, MO, United States 09-18-13
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    "Better than the first of the series"

    This book was better than the first of the series. The characters were strong and the story complete. I'm looking forward to the next in the series.

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    Shannon Grosse Ile, MI, United States 07-23-13
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    "Loved this book, it brings the Bible to life"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would, the book stays true to scripture while adding life to the characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Song of Redemption?

    When he was trapped in the tunnel in the dark.


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    Pamela Carlton, Minnesota, United States 07-19-13
    Pamela Carlton, Minnesota, United States 07-19-13 Member Since 2014

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    "Another great Biblically based book by Lynn Austin"

    This entire series is great and really gives insight to this particular period of the kings of Israel. Love that it is on Audible!

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