Song of Redemption (Chronicles of the Kings #2)
When King Hezekiah discovers that God's Law forbids him to take multiple wives, he must choose one woman to love. He must also choose to trust God's promises when he decides to rebel against his powerful Assyrian overlords. Hezekiah seeks to strengthen his nation's fortifications by building a tunnel in Jerusalem to hide his water supply. The tension mounts as the Assyrian...more
I only bought Song of Redemption because Ms. Austin cruelly started a romance at the end of Book 1, and I HAD to see how it panned out. Ironically, the romances in this series are not heavy-handed, and the culmination of the aforementioned romance was not what I expected.
However, the rest of the book was very e...more
Lynn Austin has made me realize that these people had struggles and issues just like all of us! In this book, there are times King Hezekiah is conflicted,and trying to do what is right, but the situation seems hopeless. You will see...more
Was the writing perfect? No. However, the author is bringing the Old Testament to life. She doesn’t avoid the hard...more
Hezekiah takes to the throne not knowing what is awaiting him. What he finds is turmoil. No money in the treasury, a land full of idolators, and no one he can trust, but he...more
The book covered about four-to-six years of Hezekiah's reign of Judah. The first part has him just hearing about all that Yahweh instructed in the Torah for the nation and for himself. It also introduces Jerusha, an Israelite who was captured by the Assyrians. (He should have divorced his wife, and been a little more political with her - had spies.)
The second part continues following Jerusha, and now Hezekiah is preparing for Assyria...more
King Hezekiah is truly beginning his reign and learning what it is to be a King who honors and fol...more
The Chronicles of the Kings are historical novels based on Old Testament history. The first 2, which I have read (see my previous post on Gods and Kings...more
Baker Publishing Group | May 1, 2005 | Trade Paperback | ISBN 978-0-7642-2990-9
As King Hezekiah embraces God’s Law, he leads his country into renewed prosperity. But following the will of Yahweh is a perplexing process, requiring unpopular choices – for both his personal life and political career. Now his archenemy’s demands for tribute are forcing Hezekiah into a precarious situation.
Jerusha, a young Jewish woman far from home, has seen firsthand what the dreaded invaders are...more
Another great book depicting life during the time of King Hezekiah's reign, and the power of God. Hezekiah has become, as those who greatly oppose him refer to him as, a "religious fanatic." He governs his entire nation on God's laws, remember this is Old Testament time periods, and God shows up. Although, its not in big ways li
ke parting the Red Sea, but on a more personal level. Its interesting to read about the Temple sacrifices...more