Friday, October 10, 2014

Excellent Historial Fiction!

I recently finished leading a Bible study on the book of Esther and we looked at the call by Xerxes for the annihilation of the Jewish people. Although, we didn’t move into the stories of Ezra as he led the march back to Jerusalem, this is an excellent book giving us glimpses into how the people felt as they faced destruction and the move back to their homeland.

In this book, Keepers of the Covenant (The Restoration Chronicles), Lynn Austin has written a fictional book in which you feel like you are part of the story. This is very well written. While it is fictional, I believe Austin understood the Old Testament and was able to bring it to life, which helped while reading this book.

This is part 2 in the Restoration Series, yet, the books seem to be stand alone books. I would encourage anyone who wants to gain knowledge and understanding of the Jewish people during this period in their history to read this book. This book helps the reader gain a better understanding of the Old Testament story of Ezra as well.

I highly recommend this book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers, in exchange for an impartial review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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