Item description for Among The Gods (Chronicles Of The Kings V5) by Lynn Austin...
Overview Two men, pained by the past, struggle to reclaim the Heavenly Father they lost long ago in this unforgettable conclusion to the Chronicles of the Kings series.
Publishers Description Fleeing King Manasseh's tyranny, Joshua leads the faithful remnant to their new home in Egypt. But as years pass, Joshua's desire for vengeance becomes an obsession. Blinded by hatred, he makes rash decisions, placing his loved ones in jeopardy. Amid Joshua's turmoil comes an unexpected awakening of love--a love that burns so intensely it draws him from the dark inner seclusion where he often retreats. But what will it take for him to grasp the great love his Heavenly Father has for him...and for the chosen people of Judah? (Chronicles of the King Book 5)
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Studio: Bethany House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.48" Width: 5.64" Height: 0.94" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2006
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
Series Chronicles Of The Kings - Bethany House
Series Number 5
ISBN 0764229931 ISBN13 9780764229930
Availability 0 units.
More About Lynn Austin
Lynn Austin has sold more than 1.5 million copies of her books worldwide. A former teacher who now writes and speaks full time, she has won eight Christy Awards for her historical fiction. One of those novels, Hidden Places, has also been made into a Hallmark Channel movie. Lynn and her husband have raised three children and make their home in western Michigan. Learn more at www.lynnaustin.org.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Among The Gods (Chronicles Of The Kings V5) ?
Among The Gods: A Novel by Lynn Austin Mar 9, 2007
Excellent condition, prompt delivery. Wonderful story. I couldn't put it down.
The best series I've ever read! Jan 31, 2007
I've never read a series as breahtaking as this one. I could not put the books down and I still think about it when I finished reading them. I definitely look forward to many more books that Austin will offer.
Among the Gods Dec 5, 2006
"Do you know that in the two years I've known you, I've never heard you laugh or seen you smile? I'll bet you have a nice smile, too. Like your mother's. She told me that A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." Joshua tried to smile, but his heart felt as if it were breaking. "Would it help you to heal faster if I laughed?" She considered for a moment, then shook her head. "No, I think the shock would probably kill me." He did laugh then, but it was bittersweet. He sat up and wiped the tears from her cheeks because he knew that she couldn't do it herself. "You're right," he said. "I can't remember the last time I laughed. And I'm so tired of feeling this way. Grief has affected every area of my life--it's hamstrung my work, blinded my judgment, poisoned all my relationships--but I don't know how to shake it off. I can't get free of it." "It isn't grief that did all that," Miriam said. "It's hatred."
Excerpt from Among the Gods by Lynn Austin
Based on the life of King Mannasseh, chronicled in the Old Testament, as well as current archeological finds of an exact replica of Solomon's temple on Elephantine Island located in the Nile near Egypt, Lynn Austin has masterfully intertwined history with both Biblical and fictional characters. Book five of the Chronicles of the Kings series, Among the Gods follows the physical, emotional, and spiritual struggles of Joshua as he impatiently waits on Yahweh to purge Judah of its evil king, Mannasseh. As the temple is defiled by false Gods, babies are being burned in sacrificial fires, and every type of depravity scourges the land, Joshua and Prince Amariah (the king's brother) followed by a host of Levites carrying the sacred Ark of the Covenant flee to Egypt for asylum. Joshua thinks that waiting on God to act is torturous, but understanding His ways results in being more difficult a task. Even with the enduring support and encouragement of the woman who loves him, Joshua spiritually fails God again and again. His relationship with his Heavenly Father isn't the only one that is daunting. The one he's attempting to build stone by weary stone with his rebellious, hate-filled adopted son, Nathan, is as well. When will Yahweh once again call his people out of Egypt to inhabit the sweet hills of Judah? Can Joshua's insatiable need to control be broken, and will he withstand the test of fatherly love despite all, so that Nathan might see God's love through him? Lynn Austin has given life--faults and all--to her characters in a way rarely seen. I invite you to pick up Among the Gods and take a ride into Judah at one of its worst times. Feel the utter wickedness of the kingdom, experience the robe-tearing sadness of God's people, and see Yahweh's justice and forgiveness as He sets the nation aright. I deem this work a superbly written piece of historical fiction.
Among the Gods Nov 2, 2006
This book, like the others in the Chronicles of the Kings, is gripping and keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. The book follows the events of the Bible and makes the story come alive. I would highly reccommend the book and all books in the series.
Great series! Jul 31, 2006
I really enjoy this book series by Lynn Austin! I highly recommend it! It was so facinating to follow through the time of Hezekiah!