Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.
Each week offers the opportunity to spotlight an up-and-coming release that you are most excited about.
On This Foundation
Author: Lynn Austin
Publisher: Bethany House
Publication Date: October 6th, 2015
The Powerful Concluding NovelWhy I'm Waiting:
to The Restoration Chronicles
When news that the wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire, Nehemiah, Jewish cupbearer to King Artaxerxes in Persia, seeks God's guidance. After fasting and prayer, he's given leave to travel to Jerusalem and rebuild the city wall, not anticipating all the dangers that await him on his arrival.
The leaders of the surrounding nations become his fierce enemies, plotting to assassinate him and halt the work. A drought, meanwhile, has left the country impoverished, many families resorting to selling their children as bondservants just to keep from starving.
Capturing the rebuilding of the wall through the eyes of a number of characters, On This Foundation is a powerful exploration of faith in the midst of oppression, and hope that, in spite of appearances, the gracious hand of God is upon those who believe.
I am a massive fan of Lynn Austin and her stories. She writes such detailed and gripping stories. It is an amazing experience when reading her stories. The research she puts in her work is evident and she makes stories come to life. I can't wait to finish this series. I've been with it since it first came out and it has been an emotional journey.
What are you waiting on this week?