Sunday, March 25, 2012
It's been all about flowers and knitting for a while. I don't think I shared about a series that I read recently and thoroughly enjoyed. Chronicles of the Kings is a series of 5 books by Lynn Austin. Gods and Kings is the first in the series. The author tells the story of 3 Kings of the Old Testament, Ahaz, Hezekiah, and Manasseh, their contemporaries-including the prophet Isaiah, and their struggles with godliness or the abandonment of godliness. Austin's stories stay close the Biblical facts but elaborate on the times, possible motivations, and how the outcomes of each reign might have come about. The books are engaging. I found many unexpected lessons while reading of each character's struggles and victories. The best part is going into Scripture to reread the passages that these novels are based on with new appreciation.