I loved this series of king Hezekiah thru Manasseh and Joshua. There were 5 books written by Lynn Austin. My friend got me started with the first 3 and then after she had read the 4th one she gave it to me and I had to order the 5th to finish. It is a very good read on biblical characters.
The series 'Chronicles of the King' should be made into a movie! I could not read this book quickly enough. This was exciting stuff. I almost went into a time of mourning when I realised this was the last book of the series!!Once again from the historical point of view the book (and the whole series) was fascinating and so accurate. The text and the characters were easy to engage with and were both thought provoking and challenging. I certainly read these parts of the Old Testament with new eyes! Thank you Lynn Austin. Please write some more...soon!!!
If there was more than 5 stars for this book I would give it more! I stumbled across this series by accident and it is probably one of the best books and series (5 books in total) that I have read. It is informative, interesting, and is hard to put down. It is a little graphic at times but it is necessary for the writer to depict the era correctly. It gave me a new interest and respect for the Old Testament and how awesome and merciful God is. I have even encouraged my church to put the series in our church bookstore. Read the whole series and you won't be disappointed.