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He Who Lifts the Skies (Genesis Trilogy #2)

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Powerful imagery creates a "you are there" immersion in the story of the post-Flood world. Kacy Barnett-Gramckow fans raved about her extraordinary job of moving the Flood off the Sunday School flannelgraph board and into life in The Heavens Before. Now, she continues to flesh out the Bible's brief account of the rise of Nimrod and the Babel rebellion with scintillating ch ...more
ebook, 416 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Moody Publishers (first published 2004)
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Katie
Dec 02, 2010 Katie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
He Who Lifts the Skies was a great read! The story of Keren immediately drew me into the story. As with the first book in The Genesis Trilogy, I give 5 stars for an amazing read! I liked how it started off with Shem and Annah – the couple from the first book, The Heavens Before. I was just so attached to Annah, that I was thrilled when they were in He Who Lifts the Skies!

Keren seemed like such a sweet girl, and I instantly liked her giving, selfless character. She reminded me of Annah! ;-) It wa
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Debbie
Nov 29, 2008 Debbie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical, christian
I have almost given up on fiction retellings of Biblical history as very rarely does an author actually stick to what the Bible states on the subject. Therefore, I was tremendously pleased to read this wonderfully, vividly written story. It stuck faithfully to the Biblically provided information, though there really wasn't much there for this period (post-Flood during the time of Nimrod and the building of Babel). This author not only is a talented writer, but she put a lot of time, research, an ...more
Joan
Jan 13, 2009 Joan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Second book in the Genesis trilogy: wonderful characters! How are those who believe in the Most High God sustained in the most difficult circumstances. Kacy is a fine story-teller!
Casey
Feb 20, 2010 Casey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Personally, I liked this one more than the first book. I think I liked the protagonist more. Keren had a backbone. She never broke. She pushed, as her name implies. I loved that about her.

I thought the author expertly tied all the plots and the characters together, because I wondered how she would handle all of these little subplots with so many characters, but it wound up being surprisingly cohesive. I also could appreciate the spiritual message woven into the plot.

I would only shave off half
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Carol
Oct 07, 2008 Carol rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Carol by: I'm reviewing books for my church
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Terri (Reading By Starlight)
Kacy Barnett-Gramckow’s Genesis Trilogy takes place in the days immediately before and after the Great Flood. The first book, The Heavens Before, starts before the Flood and ends after Noakh and his family begin their new life on the cleansed Earth. This book, He Who Lifts the Skies takes place many years after the Flood, where the tribes of the earth have begun to scatter and it’s hard to keep up with who is the son of this son or that cousin.

In He Who Lifts the Skies, our main character is Ker
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He Who Lifts The Skies by Kacy Barnett-Gramckow

Powerful imagery creates a "you are there" immersion in the story of the post-Flood world. Kacy Barnett-Gramckow fans raved about her extraordinary job of moving the Flood off the S
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Historyprincess
This is the second book in the Genesis trilogy by Kacy Barnett-Gramckow, and I can only say that she's done it again!

This book takes place years after the Great Flood. Shem and Annah are now great-grandparents. One of their grandchildren, after having seven sons, finally has two daughters. The older is named Sharah, and the other Keren. But both girls are very strange. Sharah has pale skin, blond hair, and pale eyes. Keren has dark skin and dark hair like her ancestors, but she too has pale eyes
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Rachel
Apr 08, 2013 Rachel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biblical-fiction
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AnnaBelle
Jan 23, 2015 AnnaBelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think I liked this one even better than the first or the last in this series. Keren is a different kind of woman, separated from all others she knows, and noticed by everyone. Including the Great King, Nimrada and one of his guards.
Ashlee
Feb 11, 2012 Ashlee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, this is an awesome book! I was totally thinking, "Oh, it can't be better than the first one! 'Cause that one was amazing." But it. Was. Absolutely. AWESOME! Annah and Shem fell in love so quickly in the first book; but it was a while before they could get married. But in this book, Karan and Zehker were ever so slowly falling in love(and, you may not believe me, but the second he started watching her as a child in the first few chapters, I just knew he loved her)! And it was so romantic, be ...more
Phiona Macrae
Oct 28, 2013 Phiona Macrae rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
He Who Lifts the Skies is the inspiring story of Keren. She refused to abandon her faith in the face of grave danger and for that is labeled 'poison'. She not only pays for her disobedience to Nim-Rada with forced solitude and humiliation. She also suffers the price of death of any man who dares even brush against her. When the choice is between a king and her God, Keren defies the king to remain faithful to her God. He Who Lifts the Skies is a reminder that God watches over his faithful and bri ...more
Faith Clark
This is an awesome book
Cindy Moyer
Feb 19, 2014 Cindy Moyer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked the book. Easy reading, holds your attention. The first book in the series was better.
Becky
May 23, 2009 Becky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've been trying to read books that bring me closer to God - not an easy task. This book felt "real" to me, not like some of the other Christian fiction I've read. I also enjoyed the romance, as I believe God is constantly wooing us!
Tgirl
Feb 06, 2012 Tgirl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overal the book was very good, but it was a little fast-paced in areas. I enjoyed it despite that fact though. I will truly never think of the Bible-times the same! I'm looking forward to the third book!
Rebecca
Jun 28, 2015 Rebecca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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He Who Lifts the Skies was a great story filled with drama, adventure, betrayal and romance. Great characters and imaginative storylines, this second book in the Genesis trilogy is a great read!
Dorota Krystyna
Feb 28, 2013 Dorota Krystyna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A compelling story set after the Flood about the times of Nimrod and the building of Babel. Although I thoroughly enjoyed the story, I still prefer the first book in the trilogy.
Gabrielle W.
Book 2 in the Genesis Trilogy. Powerful imagery creates a 'you are there' immersion in the story of the post-Flood world.
Joy
Jul 23, 2009 Joy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just a good trilogy.
Audrey
Jun 08, 2012 Audrey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome book!
Nduta
Nov 05, 2013 Nduta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!
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Some of Kacy's works have appeared devotionals such as Seasons of a Woman's Heart, and God's Abudance for Women. She also has written under the pen name of R.J. Larson, and Elizabeth Larson, as seen in A Moment A Day, and The Women's Devotional Bible.

When Kacy is not relaxing with her books and writing, she is working, cooking, tatting, spoiling other people's kids, and enjoying her family.
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Other Books in the Series

Genesis Trilogy (3 books)
  • The Heavens Before (Genesis, #1)
  • A Crown in the Stars (Genesis, #3)

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