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REVIEW & KINDLE HDX GIVEAWAY | Keepers of the Covenant by Lynn Austin

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The Old Testament Comes to Thrilling Life in the Latest from Lynn Austin

Keepers of the Covenant
by
Lynn Austin

*** Special THANK YOU to LitFuse for providing me with a review copy. My review is my own personal opinion.***

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

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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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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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.

MY REVIEW

Once again the pages of the Bible come to life in vivid color in Lynn Austin’s newest installment in The Restoration Chronicles…Keepers of the Covenant.
This book is a wonderful journey back in time to the days of Ezra. This is a dark time for Gods people, but also a glorious time.
The setting, the characters the voice and life of this time in history is so alive on the page.
I’ve always loved the story of Esther, but I really love seeing it in the light of Ezra’s perspective. He really is a remarkable character…scholar turned warrior.
If you feel that the stories of the Old Testament are a little old, a little outdated, a little dry- I highly encourage you to pick up a copy of this book and let it ignite a flame of new passion within.

*****5/5 STARS- 2014 FAVE; FANTASTIC! Love Love Love It!!!*****

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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!!!

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