Perhaps once in every generation a historic novel appears which is to powerful, so totally gripping, that it becomes universally acclaimed as a classic. The Mantle is destined to be such a book. The reader will be completely absorbed in this sweeping saga of one fearless man facing a decaying nation, a sadistic queen and a totally sensual religion. In this brutal yet magnificent story—set in the stark landscape of ancient Israel—William Stephens vividly portrays the heroic adventures of Elijah. All alone this rough-hewn prophet confronts Queen Jezebel in her malicious scheme to supplant the worship of Jehovah with the sensuous fertility cult of Baal. All alone God’s servant, Elijah, turns the tide of Jewish history. Elijah . . . Jezebel . . . Ahab—names charged with electric emotion! Here the electric charge is transformed into throbbing, explosive reality—names become flesh and blood people—as the reader lives with them in the terrible presence of frenzied, demonic priests and enslaved masochistic devotees of Baal. The Mantle has been translated into five other languages.This novel is identical to Prophet of Fire and Elijah except for title.
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About the Author
Dr. Stephens is a writer whose ministry included a career at LifeWay Christian resources as creator and editor of Biblical Illustrator, a Bible background an archeology magazine, a leadership role in development of Adult study materials, and seven years teaching New Testament at Belmont University. He is author of twelve books and hundreds of articles and editorials, and has spoken at conferences throughout the United States and several foreign countries. He earned his doctor’s degree at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and was appointed Visiting Scholar in 1982 in connection with travel to archeological sites and museums throughout the Near East and Europe.
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Excellent biblical story of Elijah and Jezebel king Ahab and the religion of Baal.Is not over gory does talk of sacrifices of children but does not dwell on them The fight for Israel by Elijah against the religion of Baal introduced by Jezabel is the main thrust of the story The faith of people in God is again lacking in Israel as they turn to the false religion Read very well written you will not be sorry