Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Keepers of the Covenant

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Each week offers you the opportunity to spotlight an up-and-coming release you are looking forward to.

Waiting On:
Title: Keepers of the Covenant
Author: Lynn Austin
Publisher: Bethany House
Publication Date: October 7th, 2014

Synopsis:
From Barnes & Noble
The Old Testament Comes to Thrilling Life in the Latest from Lynn Austin

In one life-changing moment, the lives of the Jewish exiles in Babylon are thrown into confusion and despair when a decree arrives from the king's palace in Susa. It calls for the annihilation of every Jewish man, woman, and child throughout the empire on the thirteenth day of Adar, in less than one year. Ezra, a quiet Jewish scholar and teacher, is suddenly called upon to lead the community as they seek God for a reason for this catastrophe. When a second decree arrives, authorizing them to fight back, Ezra is thrust into the role of military leader as they defend themselves against their enemies.

When the battles come to an end, Ezra's brother Jude is dead and Ezra is required by the Law he so diligently studies to marry Jude's widow, Devorah, and provide an heir. Fatherhood changes Ezra, and he asks God to make a way for him and the other exiles to leave Babylon for good and return to Jerusalem. His prayers are answered and the exiles move to Judea to revitalize worship at the temple--but the fight to keep God's Law is never easy. As more and more of his community are tempted, a new battle emerges...this one for the survival of God's covenant and the souls of His chosen faithful.
Why I'm Waiting:
I loved the first book, Return to Me. Lynn Austin has such an amazing ability to tell a story. I can't wait to read about book 2 of the Restoration Chronicles. I also want to say, I love the covers. The colors are just gorgeous!

What are you waiting on this week?

4 comments:

Leydy @ OUAT said...

New to me, thanks for sharing

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Novels On The Run said...

This one is a new one for me. Enjoy when you get to read it!

Mich

Brittany @ Nice Girls Read Books said...

I haven't heard about this one before! Great choice!

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ReviewsBy Molly said...

I've not heard of this one....but it sounds good. Hope you enjoy it! Here's my WoW if you'd like to stop by.