This book is an action-packed work of historical fiction. It really puts you there with the characters, & helps you to imagine what it really may have been like to live during the times of the kings of that era.
What an amazing retelling of Old Testament History
August 24, 2012
This was an incredibly personalized view into the life of King Hezekiah during his formative years. The dramatic pictures of the lives and times of ancient Judah draw the reader in to the uncertainty of being a son of a selfish, worldy King who has defiantly turned his back on God. I look forward to reading other works by this author, who so vividly brings history to life.
I wasn't sure what to expect when I downloaded this eBook, but I was wonderfully and completely magnetized from beginning to end. I could not put this book down and was gravely disappointed when I finished it because I wanted to read more! Lynn Austin makes the story of King Hezekiah and those times come to life and you are taken on a realistic and spiritual journey as she brings to light the story of a young boy (a son of King David who had God's heart) born into privilege that is dominated by suspicion, misuse of power, selfish greed, corrupt government, murder, and most of all, idolatry and the abandonment of God. This book is a MUST read.