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  • Faith of My Fathers

  • Chronicles of the Kings
  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 521
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 524

The king's sudden death leaves his son Manasseh as the new ruler. Overcome with sorrow, Manasseh is angry toward God and begins a reign of terror that shocks the kingdom. His own insecurity prompts the death of his closest advisors, dividing the faithful in two. Barely escaping the carnage, his best friend Joshua suffers the excruciating loss of his family and plans revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting

  • By taratooley on 07-23-07

History made alive. I was there.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-17

Would you listen to Faith of My Fathers again? Why?

I could not put this book down. One of the real beauties of this book was the step by step
telling of how Manasseh was seduced into total and complete idolatry.

What other book might you compare Faith of My Fathers to and why?

All of the books in Austin's series of the kings.

What about Suzanne Toren’s performance did you like?

I liked the pace and the not over the top dramatization.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Joshua's interaction with Rabbi Gershom. The Rabbi explained that you have to ask Yahweh the right question to get an answer from Him. I felt as if I was on holy ground as the Rabbi taught Joshua. The character Zeri was clever and his twisting of the Tora was convincing and eerie.

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  • Nehemiah

  • By: Dr. Bill Creasy
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 86

As we rebuild the temple in Ezra, so we rebuild Jerusalem in Nehemiah. Ezra and Nehemiah work together, priest and layman, to complete God’s work—and you will not find two more different characters in all of Scripture. When Ezra learns that the Israelite leaders have been unfaithful to God, he sits on the ground appalled and pulls out the hairs of his beard; when Nehemiah hears the same message, he gathers the leaders together, sits them on the ground, and he pulls out the hairs of their beards!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • DON'T MESS WITH NEHEMIAH

  • By Oldster on 11-20-14

DON'T MESS WITH NEHEMIAH

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-20-14

Would you listen to Nehemiah again? Why?

Yes. Exciting and the characterization of Nehemiah powerful.

What did you like best about this story?

How Nehemiah accomplished task.

Which scene was your favorite?

The description of working with one hand on weapon and another on wall.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes. Nehemiah's night ride observing the destruction of the walls.

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