About the Book
The Old Testament book of Daniel comes to life in this novel for readers of Lynn Austin’s Chronicles of the Kings series or Francine Rivers’ Mark of the Lion series.
Survival. A Hebrew girl first tasted it when she escaped death nearly seventy years ago as the Babylonians ransacked Jerusalem and took their finest as captives. She thought she’d perfected in the many years amongst the Magoi and the idol worshippers, pretending with all the others in King Nebuchadnezzar’s court. Now, as Daniel’s wife and a septuagenarian matriarch, Belili thinks she’s safe and she can live out her days in Babylon without fear–until the night Daniel is escorted to Belshazzar’s palace to interpret mysterious handwriting on a wall. The Persian Army invades, and Bellili’s tightly-wound secrets unfurl with the arrival of the conquering army. What will the reign of Darius mean for Daniel, a man who prays to Yahweh alone?
Ultimately, Yahweh’s sovereign hand guides Jerusalem’s captives, and the frightened Hebrew girl is transformed into a confident woman, who realizes her need of the God who conquers both fire and lions.
A heartrending story of love and life of Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego reimagined by the greatly talented Mesu Andrews. Through her masterful skill, she weaves a story that meticulously ties the historical events with the Scriptural, with the objective to paint a picture of God’s sovereignty and Grand Scheme that ALWAYS end in good—though, not without the suffering, pain, and sacrifice of those who love God and bravely live out their faith amidst great fears, uncertainties, and unknowns.
This story will break your heart, and then put the pieces back together again—as Andrews succeeds ultimately in wrapping the gift of this story with God’s love, and then secures that wrap with a bow of hope.
Another Biblical Fiction masterpiece!
*Though I offer this review to the public, it is my opinion and simply that. A ‘Thank you’ to Waterbrook Multnomah for a free copy in exchange for my honest opinion.
About The Author
Mesu Andrews is the CBA best-selling author of Love Amid The Ashes and numerous other novels, including The Pharoah’s Daughter, Miriam, and Isaiah’s Daughter. Her deep understanding of and love for God’s Word brings the biblical world alive for readers. Mesu lives in North Carolina with her husband, Roy, and enjoys spending time with her growing tribe of grandchildren.