Keepers of the Covenant, Book Two in the Restoration Chronicles
The Old Testament Comes to Thrilling Life in the Latest from Lynn Austin
In one life-changing moment, the lives of the Jewish exiles in Babylon are thrown into confusion and despair when a decree arrives from the king’s palace in Susa. It calls for the annihilation of every Jewish man, woman, and child throughout the empire on the thirteenth day of Adar, in less than one year. Ezra, a quiet Jewish scholar and teacher, is suddenly called upon to lead the community as they seek God for a reason for this catastrophe. When a second decree arrives, authorizing them to fight back, Ezra is thrust into the role of military leader as they defend themselves against their enemies.
When the battles come to an end, Ezra’s brother Jude is dead and Ezra is required by the Law he so diligently studies to marry Jude’s widow, Devorah, and provide an heir. Fatherhood changes Ezra, and he asks God to make a way for him and the other exiles to leave Babylon for good and return to Jerusalem. His prayers are answered and the exiles move to Judea to revitalize worship at the temple–but the fight to keep God’s Law is never easy. As more and more of his community are tempted, a new battle emerges…this one for the survival of God’s covenant and the souls of His chosen faithful.
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
For those who think the Old Testament is boring, well, you haven’t read any of Lynn Austin’s Biblical fiction! Keepers of the Covenant will keep you on your toes as you read about this historical story taken from events in the Bible! I was totally consumed as I read each page of this book! To read of the events that took place of the Jews returning to Jerusalem under Ezra’s leadership with thrilling indeed! And the historical facts that took place during that time was amazingly interesting! Even though I have read this story from the Bible, I was so excited to read this same story that author Lynn Austin comes up with through her own research and studying. As I read this book, I couldn’t help but think about how the people lived back then, the personal details of their life, and the life they lived on their journey to Jerusalem. It is so muc
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h I just can’t begin to explain it all, so you just need to get the book and read it for yourself. You will truly not be disappointed!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bestselling author Lynn Austin has sold more than one million copies of her books worldwide. She is an eight-time Christy Award winner for her historical novels, as well as a popular speaker at retreats and conventions. Lynn and her husband have raised three children and live near Chicago.