Song of Redemption (Chronicles of the Kings Series #2)

Song of Redemption (Chronicles of the Kings Series #2)

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by Lynn Austin
     
 

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When King Hezekiah discovers that God's Law forbids him to take multiple wives, he must choose one woman to love. He must also choose to trust God's promises when he decides to rebel against his powerful Assyrian overlords. Hezekiah seeks to strengthen his nation's fortifications by building a tunnel in Jerusalem to hide his water supply. The tension mounts as the

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When King Hezekiah discovers that God's Law forbids him to take multiple wives, he must choose one woman to love. He must also choose to trust God's promises when he decides to rebel against his powerful Assyrian overlords. Hezekiah seeks to strengthen his nation's fortifications by building a tunnel in Jerusalem to hide his water supply. The tension mounts as the Assyrians march closer--and Hezekiah's tunnel remains incomplete.With his officials advising him to submit to the Assyrians, Hezekiah's faith is once more severely tested. Chronicles of the King Book 2.

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Romance Junkies
"Song of Redemption brings the Old Testament to life as the reader learns of the trials and tribulations suffered by the Jewish people during this time period. Historical lovers will enjoy this novel whether they are Christians or not."
Romance Designs
"Ms. Austin’s second book in her Chronicles of the Kings series is just as good as her previous title... A very good and descriptive read. Ms. Austin has brought this time period to life and fans of historic fiction will have their appetite sated for sure. For those that are not familiar with the bibles teachings this will be a good read for them. Ms. Austin has again brought the Old Testament to life in a way that will transport the reader back to this very turbulent time. I highly recommend Ms. Austin and her Chronicles of the Kings series."
Augusta Magazine
"The suspense thrills and the character interaction are all too real."
The Reader's Guild
"SONG OF REDEMPTION continues the fascinating biographical fictionalized account of King Hezekiah (see GOD AND KINGS) trying to return his people to the one God while struggling with his council recommending bowing to the Assyrians instead of Yahweh. Readers will feel they have been transplanted to biblical times as Lynn Austin brings to life Hezekiah trying to stay what he believes is the proper course that Yahweh would expect him to lead his people down. This is an insightful well written biblical biographical fiction that readers will treasure."
Linda Demorest
"Lynn Austin has spun a magnificent story with exciting and wonderful details. Her research appears to have been extensive and her understanding of God's redeeming love marvelous. If you like historical fiction, you will love this story."
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781419348273
Publisher:
Recorded Books, LLC
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Series:
Chronicles of the Kings Series, #2
Edition description:
Unabridged

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Lynn Austin is a former teacher who now writes and speaks full time. She won the 2003 Christy Award for her historical novel Candle in the Darkness, as well as the 2002 Christy Award for Hidden Places. She and her husband have three children and make their home near Chicago, Illinois.

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Song of Redemption 4.6 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 105 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Following the blasphemy of his father, Hezekiah sits on David¿s throne. He wants to do the right thing for his people starting with a renewed belief in Yahweh and a cleansing of the Temple. However, adhering to the laws of Yahweh is complex and dangerous. The young monarch has enemies who make demands on him....................... Making matters worse the Assyrians are demanding tribute that his country can ill afford though prosperity has begun to return. More critical to Hezekiah, he believes God will protect the Jews though his closest advisors counsel him to pray. When he meets Jerusha, a Jew who fled from Assyrian captivity; he knows he has found his queen. As the Assyrians march closer to Jerusalem, pressure on Hezekiah to abandon the Lord grows, but though he has doubts shared by his frightened spouse, he stays the course........................ SONG OF REDEMPTION continues the fascinating biographical fictionalized account of King Hezekiah (see GOD AND KINGS) trying to return his people to the one God while struggling with his council recommending bowing to the Assyrians instead of Yahweh. Readers will feel they have been transplanted to biblical times as Lynn Austin brings to life Hezekiah trying to stay what he believes is the proper course that Yahweh would expect him to lead his people down. This is an insightful well written biblical biographical fiction that readers will treasure............... Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful series about king Hekaziah, who for me, is not just a anonymous king in the bible anymore, but a real person who loved and lived for God. Thanks to the author.
Kellie-Ann Davis More than 1 year ago
Great series so far. This is book 2 in the series and I have done a lot of self-reflection b/c of this book. I am looking at my own faith & relationship w/God. Btw, I admit I was scared at some parts of the story...you will figure out why when you read the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a glorious account of the continuing serious , book two of God's and King's. King Zecchariah must decide if God's instructions and laws governing King's allows for multiple wives . The Assyrians are capturing prisoners and enslaving them and worse. This story introduces us to a new family. Poor people who are flocking into Jerusalem to finally celebrate God's holidays. Mainly Passover. There are also immigrants flocking from everywhere to hide from the Assyrians. Alliances are severed. Will King Zecchariah leave all to God ? Or will he pay tribute. Jerusalem is growing. The problem of water is becoming an issue and new walls need to be added as the city grows and prospers. Will the King get an heir as God has promised the many generations of the House of David ? King Zecchariah 's faith is tested. This is a five star book in a ten star history. The cruel Assyrian military cruelty is very informative in this book. War, romance, and Biblical history combine in these books. I can't wait to read the next one.
1951DB More than 1 year ago
I throughly enjoyed this book. It was extremely well written and I felt I had been transported to another time. I could almost taste the wine!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best series ever!
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I really had a hard time putting this book down! I like this book even better than the first one in this series. Great book! Highly recommended!!
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VirtuousWomanKF More than 1 year ago
Loved this second novel in the Chronicles of Kings series. Such an amazing story of God's people and their stories of redemption. You don't want to miss this series - great historical fiction.
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I loved this book. Very good reading material. If you like reading\studying read this book,
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Awesome read! This book is just a good as the first one. Continues the story of King Hezekiah as he re-establishes God's laws in Jerusalem. Well written, it will make you examine yourself where your relationship with God is concerned. Just started the 3rd book and am loving it!
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I am thoroughly enjoying this 2nd installment of the Chronicles of the Kings series. Both 1 and 2 were very hard to put down. Total page turners. It's wonderful to read stories of the Bible written in a way which is readable for this century.
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