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Return to Me by Lynn Austin & Celebration Giveaway w/ FB PaRtY!

HI EVERYBODY!!! Welcome to JoJo’s Corner. I’m excited about a book I just read:

written by:

Bethany House Publishers (October 1, 2013)
***Special thanks to LitFuse for sending me a review copy.***

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Bestselling author Lynn Austin has sold more than one million copies of her books worldwide.

She is an eight-time Christy Award winner for her historical novels, as well as a popular speaker at retreats and conventions..

Lynn and her husband have raised three children and live near Chicago.

Visit the author’s website.

SHORT BOOK DESCRIPTION:

From the Acclaimed Author of Chronicles of the Kings

After decades of exile, the prophesies are coming true–King Cyrus has declared the Jews may return to Jerusalem. Iddo, a priest, is sure this is a sign of God’s renewed favor.

For too long they’ve remained in Babylon, and many, including Iddo’s sons, are losing the faith that sets them apart. And so only a few choose to leave everything to return–return to their home and their God.

Nothing about their journey to the Promised Land is easy. As hardships mount, even the faithful, like Iddo’s beloved wife, Dinah, question the sacrifice of following God’s leading. Zechariah, Iddo’s oldest grandson, feels torn between his grandfather’s ancient beliefs and the family they left behind.

But one life-changing encounter with the Holy One gives him insight that will change Zechariah–and history–forever..

MY REVIEW:

Fans of rich, historical, Biblical fiction will not want to miss “Return to Me” by Lynn Austin.
Austin’s previous Biblical fiction series was released around 2005 and I am among the many fans that are thrilled to see her return to this genre. I personally feel that writing in this particular genre would be difficult. Some readers argue that Biblical fiction sways too far from the truth of God’s Word, while others argue that Biblical fiction is too bland and too predictable (if we’ve read our Bibles, we know how the story ends, so why bother reading Biblical fiction?!?)
I place myself somewhere in the middle of these two extremes. I love it when a writer takes a story from God’s Word and fills in the details. I love to see the scenery, to smell the air, to hear the sounds and conversations….to really take it all in!
I also love the rich history of Biblical fiction. I love the desire it gives me to get out the Word of God and make the connections. Biblical fiction often sets a fire in my heart and excites me. I see the old stories in new ways and that is awesome!
Lynn Austin has crafted a masterpiece in the first book of what I expect to be an epic series. We don’t often meditate on this particular time period in history. I feel like there are a lot of Christians who steer clear of most if not all of the Old Testament, finding it difficult to understand, but if we do this…we are missing out- BIG TIME!!!
Return To Me not only satisfies the senses…sight, sound, smell, but it introduces Old Testament characters that are relatable and real. Characters that are a lot like us. Characters who doubt and falter and must make decisions that could change everything.
If you believe the Old Testament is irrelevant and outdated, I encourage you to read this book.
If you desire to know more about your faith-family history, I encourage you to read this book.
If you are ready for an adventurous journey, back in time to the days of old, I encourage you to read this book.
Return to Me is more than a re-telling of an Old Testament story…it is an invitation to return to your own personal passion and desire for God and His Word.

*****5/5 STARS HIGHLY RECOMMEND*****

GET YOUR COPY HERE!!!

Product Details:
Series: The Restoration Chronicles (Book 1)
List Price: $14.99
Paperback: 464 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (October 1, 2013)
Language: English

THE GIVEAWAY:

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Lynn is celebrating the release with a Kindle Fire HDX giveaway and connecting with readers during her October 22nd Facebook Author Chat party.

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One winner will receive:

***********A Kindle Fire HDX************
*****Return to Me by Lynn Austin*****

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!!!

But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 22nd.
Winner will be announced at the “Return To Me” Facebook Author Chat Party on October 22nd.

YOU’RE INVITED TO PARTY:

Connect with Lynn and friends for an evening of book chat, biblical trivia, prizes, and get an exclusive look at the next book in Lynn’s Restoration Chronicles series!

So grab your copy of Return to Me and join Lynn on the evening of October 22nd for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

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At JoJo's Corner you will find book reviews for Christian fiction and nonfiction, with a few Bible study reviews thrown in here and there. I have a passion for great Christian books and their amazingly awesome authors!!!

3 thoughts on “Return to Me by Lynn Austin & Celebration Giveaway w/ FB PaRtY!

  1. Thanks for the great review. I am so excited to read this book. I look forward to Lynn Austin’s new book every fall. I was giddy when I saw she was doing another series.

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