I noticed all of the reviews for this book on Amazon, though very high, were written by females. My question was, "Is this a book only for chick..Show More »s?" The answer is, "No."
Gods and Kings is one of the more engrossing books of the 50 or so I have read from Audible. Obviously, you have to be a Christian or Jew to accept the story; however, I find the book to be much deeper and more moving than most Christian literature. I particularly like the believable scenarios offered for priests that slip into idolatry gradually, a king that spirals down to the abyss of sin, and a young king that forgets and then rediscovers his God. The involvement of the prophets Isaiah and Micah are particularly well done.
The only negative to this selection is that the reader does a poor job on about half of the male voices, particularly that of King Ahaz. Other than that, good reading and great writing!
WHAT AN EXCITING BOOK. IT GIVES US A GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF THI S ERA IN JEWISH HISTORY AND ITS KING AND PROPHET. THE AUTHOR HAS DONE A LOT OF RESEARCH A..Show More »ND USED PERTINENT SCRIPTURE WHICH IS SO APPLICABLE TO THE STORY LINE. IT WAS A BOOK THAT WAS HARD TO PUT DOWN - EXCITING, SCRIPTURAL, AND INSPIRATIONAL FOR OUR DAY.
This is a wonderful story that helps bring previously boring biblical characters to adventurous life. This book had me dusting off my Bible to check ..Show More »up on the validity of Lynn's biblical/historical accounts - I was able to verify the key events in her capitivating story. I learned a great deal of Biblical history and was blessed by her presentation of Godly truth. It is a delight having entertainment provide valuable education. A true treasure!!
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 for..Show More »give 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.