The Strength of His Hand (Chronicles of the Kings Series #3)

The Strength of His Hand (Chronicles of the Kings Series #3)

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by Lynn Austin
     
 

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Chronicles of the Kings Book 3- God has rewarded Hezekiah's faithfulness with great wealth and power, but the godly king has no heir. In desperation, his beloved wife takes forbidden measures to ensure fertility.With all that is going on in his kingdom-- and with the Assyrians approaching-- Hezekiah does not discover his wife's idolatry until it's almost too late. Her

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Chronicles of the Kings Book 3- God has rewarded Hezekiah's faithfulness with great wealth and power, but the godly king has no heir. In desperation, his beloved wife takes forbidden measures to ensure fertility.With all that is going on in his kingdom-- and with the Assyrians approaching-- Hezekiah does not discover his wife's idolatry until it's almost too late. Her betrayal cuts to the very core of his being and belief in God. Will his faith sustain him in the face of this deceit, and against an overwhelming enemy?

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Midwest Book Review
"The third tome of the fabulous Chronicles of the Kings series, THE STRENGTH OF HIS HAND, offers a terrific look at King Hezekiah's reign at a time of moral and religious crisis that threatens to destroy all he believed in and worked to achieve. Interestingly, the transgression of worshipping the false god by Hephzibah was done out of love for her spouse (good intentions can be an express way to hell). As Lynn Austin did with the insightful SONG OF REDEMPTION and GODS AND KINGS, fans will learn much about ancient Judah while cherishing this excellent work of biblical fiction."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764229916
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Series:
Chronicles of the Kings Series, #3
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
303,935
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.87(d)

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Lynn Austin is a former teacher who now writes and speaks full time. She has won three Christy Awards for her historical novels Candle in the Darkness, Fire by Night, and Hidden Places. She and her husband have three children and make their home near Chicago, Illinois.

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The Strength of His Hand 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 75 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got the first book free and before the week was up I had bought the other four, so good I couldnt stop reading them. They really brought life to the Bible. She is an excellent author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Yahweh your God with all your heart soul and strength...awesome book..a must read...touching and spiritually motivating!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best of Lynn Austin's Chronicles of the Kings series yet.The novel captured my attention on the very first page and kept it until the end. Even knowing what happens eventually because of my reading the Bible I was surprised and wanted to read every word of the book. Ms. Austin has written a exceptional story based on true events and I can't wait to read the rest of them.
harstan More than 1 year ago
King Hezekiah has returned his people to worshipping only Yahweh after the brutal paganism that highlighted the reign of his sire. With the return to praying to the One God, Judah has seen prosperity. Perhaps the only thing that has not gone right for the monarch is the lack of an heir this especially disturbs his beloved wife Hephzibah.------- Desperate to bear a male child, Hephzibah visits a pagan shrine worshiping the fertility goddess Asherahl and offers a deal to this false deity. Stunned when he learns what his wife did that broke the Commandant and the key principle to his reign, an irate Hezekiah devastates the pagan shrine. However, he is severely injured because of his berserker ranting. Once calm he knows his country¿s future is at stake so he turns to God for help and forgiveness for him, his wife, and their people. God answers through the prophet Isaiah who provides direction to clean his house and to select his heir.------- The third tome of the fabulous Chronicles of the Kings series, THE STRENGTH OF HIS HAND, offers a terrific look at King Hezekiah¿s reign at a time of moral and religious crisis that threatens to destroy all he believed in and worked to achieve. Interestingly, the transgression of worshipping the false god by Hephzibah was done out of love for her spouse (good intentions can be an express way to hell). As Lynn Austin did with the insightful SONG OF REDEMPTION and GODS AND KINGS, fans will learn much about ancient Judah while cherishing this excellent work of biblical fiction.--- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Third book in the God and Kings series. King Hezekiah's judgement and pride come into play in this book as the Assyrians start war. The Kings wife is in exile and the Kings life seems to be coming apart. This is a five star book in a ten star series. Will Hezikiah ever have an heir to his throne ?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this entire series of books. It helped me reflect on idolatry, the consequences, and at the same time, on God's forgiveness and grace.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is definitly made for folks like me,who want to read the bible but can't get wrapped around it.Ms. Austin has taken some very important people in the Old Testament and made their lives real I wanted to thank her personally for allowing her readers to enjoy the good book in a better way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lynn Austin must truly be touched by the hand of God. You can feel his love, his forgivness, His holy spirit thru the word's of these books. Thank you, Heavenly Father for blessing us and allowing us to hear and feel you and feel your love thru this amazing writer. Truly, blessings from above. Review by Pamisue
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LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BOOK & ALL SERIES OF CHRONICLES OF THE KINGS!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read
VirtuousWomanKF More than 1 year ago
One of the things I love about this series is that all the details from the previous books have not been repreated over and over. There are so many emotions expressed in this novel and it is heart wrenching. I also love that the characters are not perfect and this is not a sappy Christian novel. Very well written, bringing the Bible to life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series truly makes the reader feel as though you are living through the experience. I felt like I knew the Prophet Isaiah and King Hezakiah. You can actually open your Bible and walk through the general story line while reading Lynn Austin's book. She has such a way of making the story so personal. I cried with the King. I hurt for his wife. I felt for his right hand man. And definitely received an indepth appreciation for the truly major importance of the placement of prophets as they related to the kings of the Old Testament. They were so much more than advisors. They were the "mouthpiece of God" for the Kings that revered Him. I have already purchased book #4 but I think I am going to read another book first because there is only book 4 and then 5 is the last in this series. My heart will be broken. I know she has other books out there. I will have to check them out! Anyone that love the precious Word of God and appreciates the richness found in the History of the Old Testment (the Lord Jesus Christ concealed) will absolutely 200% enjoy this series! Blessings and peace to all...
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WinonaKae More than 1 year ago
The personalities are rich and full. The time period was lush with visible cues, like the author was really there. I couldn't put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book #3 in the series. Each book seems better than the last if that's possible. I was hooked after book 1 "Of gods and kings". I've never read much fiction...but this series of historical fiction is fantastic and a fast read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Again another amazing book! I am loving this series! Well written and constantly challenging me to examine my walk with the Father. I would recommend this to anybody! I'm keeping my reviews short because I don't want to give anything away about these books. Just know I have not been disappointed at all! On the the 4th book!
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Loved the entire series.
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