Sunday, October 19, 2014

Keepers of the Covenant: A Book Review

About The Book:

In Their Darkest Hour, Where Would Hope Be Found?
In one life-changing moment, the lives of the exiles in Babylon are thrown into despair when a decree from the king's palace calls for the annihilation of every Jewish man, woman, and child throughout the empire in less than one year.

Ezra, a quiet but brilliant scholar, soon finds himself called upon to become the leader of his people. Forced to rally an army when all his training has been in the Torah, he struggles to bring hope in a time of utter despair, when dreams of the future--of family and love--seem impossible.

In Keepers of the Covenant, acclaimed novelist Lynn Austin weaves together the struggles and stories of both Jews and Gentiles, creating a tapestry of faith and doubt, love and loss. Here, the Old Testament comes to life, demonstrating the everlasting hope displayed in God's unwavering love for His people.  

You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Lynn Austin has sold more than one million copies of her books worldwide. She is an eight-time Christy Award winner and an inaugural inductee into the Christy Award Hall of Fame, as well as a popular speaker at retreats, conventions, women's groups, and book clubs. She lives with her husband in Michigan. Learn more at

My Review:

Lynn Austin is one of the most prolific authors within the Christian Historical Fiction genre, and with each book, she just gets better and better. This is the case with her most recent novel, Keepers of the Covenant. She does an absolutely remarkable job at bringing to life the Old Testament story of Ezra. From the very first pages your attention is caught and kept throughout the book. It is a stunning combination, bringing together Biblical scripture and fiction. This is the second book in the Restoration Chronicles series by Lynn Austin and is a beautiful fictional account of the Biblical exile of the Jews to Jerusalum. Very well written, intriguing and a breath taking read.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Keepers of the Covenant online through Amazon. It is also available through your favorite local book retailer. 

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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