Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
In this epic Biblical narrative, ideal for fans of The Bibleminiseries, a young woman taken into the prophet Isaiah’s household rises to capture the heart of the future king.
Isaiah adopts Ishma, giving her a new name–Zibah, delight of the Lord–thereby ensuring her royal pedigree. Ishma came to the prophet’s home, devastated after watching her family destroyed and living as a captive. But as the years pass, Zibah’s lively spirit wins Prince Hezekiah’s favor, a boy determined to rebuild the kingdom his father has nearly destroyed. But loving this man will awake in her all the fears and pain of her past and she must turn to the only One who can give life, calm her fears, and deliver a nation.
I have always come to expect Mesu Andrews to challenge me when I read her books. I will not have to search for the biblical story, but I will instead sometimes find myself wondering how someone can take a biblical story and make it so real and alive.
In this story, you will get to know some of the lesser known biblical characters, but will want to open your bible when you are done. If there is nothing else I have learned when reading this authors books, I will feel like opening my bible and searching through it, I will find the details that are in the book in the bible as well as in ancient history. I love it!
Don’t pick this book up if you are looking for a light read, this is certainly not. While there is a relationship in the story, it is not really a romantic story at all. It is quite a deep book.
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