By the Waters of Babylon by Mesu Andrews

By the Waters of BabylonRelease Date: August 1, 2018

Publisher: McPherson Publishing

Genre: Fiction / Biblical Fiction

Series: The Psalm Series, Book Two

About the Book:

When Babylon destroys Jerusalem, as Yahweh warned through his prophets, the captives’ bitterness and grief pours out in the Captives’ Psalm:

“[By the rivers of Babylon] we sat as exiles, mourning our captivity, and wept with great love for Zion. Our music and mirth were no longer heard, only sadness. We hung up our harps on the willow trees.” (Psalm 137:1-2, The Passion Translation) Continue reading

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A Light on the Hill by Connilyn Cossette

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Release Date: February 6, 2018

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9780764219863

Genre: Fiction / Biblical Fiction / Historical Fiction / Romance

Series: Cities of Refuge, Book One

About the Book:

Seven years ago, Moriyah was taken captive in Jericho and branded with the mark of the Canaanite gods. Now the Israelites are experiencing peace in their new land, but Moriyah has yet to find her own peace. Because of the shameful mark on her face, she hides behind her veil at all times and the disdain of the townspeople keeps her from socializing. And marriage prospects were out of the question . . . until now. Continue reading

Isaiah’s Daughter by Mesu Andrews Review & Giveaway!

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Release Date: January 16, 2018

Publisher: Waterbrook Multnomah

ISBN: 9780735290259

Genre: Biblical Fiction / Historical Fiction

Series: Prophets and Kings, Book One

Stay tuned until the very end for an opportunity to win a copy!

About the Book:

Gifted Bible teacher and award-winning author Mesu Andrews reaches into the pages of Biblical prophecy and Hebrew tradition to unearth a rags-to-royalty story of the devastated orphan, Ishma—meaning “desolation”—in Isaiah’s Daughter (Jan. 16, 2018, WaterBrook).  At just 5 years old, Ishma’s life crumbles around her when Israelite soldiers violently kill her family and take her into captivity. Continue reading

Risen by Angela Hunt

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Release Date: January 2016

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9780764218453

Genre: Historical Fiction / Biblical Fiction

Angela Hunt is one of my favorite authors so when I learned she wrote the novelization of the movie, I was ecstatic and had to read it! While the story is on the redundant side, it’s always fascinating to imagine the resurrection of Jesus Christ through a tribune’s eyes.

I have not seen the movie so I cannot compare the book towards it. However, I have heard that the movie is good but lacks in the scriptural content. Angela Hunt uses tons of scripture references (but not overwhelming!) and lots of historical contexts. She also includes a bibliography of her sources that can be found at the back of the book. Continue reading

Bathsheba: Reluctant Beauty by Angela Hunt

Release Date: August 2015

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9780764216961

Genre: Fiction, Biblical Fiction

Series: A Dangerous Beauty

When you think about Bathsheba, what comes to mind? The fact that she somehow played a part in the temptation of David comes to mind. She is probably a woman that we tend to frown upon.

Bathsheba is probably one of the most misunderstood and misjudged women in the Bible. Angela Hunt has a gift for storytelling. Combined with historical facts and fiction, you will find yourself reconsidering everything you thought about her. Continue reading

The Pharaoh’s Daughter by Mesu Andrews

Release Date: March 17, 2015

Publisher: Waterbrook Multnomah Press

ISBN 10: 1601425996

ISBN 13: 978-1601425997
Genre: Fiction, Biblical Fiction
 
I was completely blown away by this novel. Mesu Andrews has a talent for writing biblical historical books.
It’s refreshing to know that there are some good Christian novels out there that are worth reading. It’s fascinating, engaging, thrilling, and causes one to stop and think. Mesu Andrews also knows how to tie in the Word of God without it being so overwhelming or preachy. We all live in fear of something, whether it’s death or childbearing like Anippe or something else. It’ll definitely change your perspective. Continue reading