King of Kings: A Novel

King of Kings: A Novel

by Melvin J. Cobb


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"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."
-Ephesians 6:12

In AD 323, Axum, the kingdom of Æthiopia, ruled by King Ezanas, glittered as the jewel of Africa. His kingdom, having vanquished the last of his rivals, waxed strong and prospered. However, as one conflict abates, an even greater one arises. Soon, the brash-and passionate-young king finds himself ensnared by the desperate conflict between the Christian gospel of the Messiah and the traditional practices of the kingdom's idolatrous priesthood. Forced to choose his path, he discovers that his decision ultimately influences his journey into manhood and determines the fates of both his family and his people.
King of Kings, following Vessel of Honor, Shadow of Redemption, and Prince of Æthiopia as the fourth chapter in the Chosen Vessel Series, chronicles the epic spiritual battle King Ezanas wages on behalf of his kingdom whose destiny it is to sustain the torch of the gospel in a darkened land for centuries to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781458221711
Publisher: Abbott Press
Publication date: 06/21/2018
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Melvin J. Cobb, a university professor who teaches courses in education, media literacy, and critical thinking, lives in Southern California. His published novels demonstrate his deep passion for relating the rich Christian history of the great kingdoms of ancient Africa by exploring the advent of that faith throughout Nubia and Ethiopia. His distinctive writing style blends historical facts and biblical truths to produce memorable stories of courage, forgiveness, and redemption. Visit his website at

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