Book Review: “Keepers of the Covenant” By Lynn Austin

October 20, 2014 at 6:50 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Lynn Austin in her new book, “Keepers of the Covenant  book coverKeepers of the Covenant” Book Two in The Restoration Chronicles series published by Bethany House Publishers takes us into the life of Ezra.

From the Back Cover:  In Their Darkest Hour, Where Would Hope Be Found?

In one life-changing moment, the lives of the exiles in Babylon are thrown into despair when a decree from the king’s palace calls for the annihilation of every Jewish man, woman, and child throughout the empire in less than one year.

Ezra, a quiet but brilliant scholar, soon finds himself called upon to become the leader of his people. Forced to rally an army when all his training has been in the Torah, he struggles to bring hope in a time of utter despair, when dreams of the future–of family and love–seem impossible.

In Keepers of the Covenant, acclaimed novelist Lynn Austin weaves together the struggles and stories of both Jews and Gentiles, creating a tapestry of faith and doubt, love and loss. Here, the Old Testament comes to life, demonstrating the everlasting hope displayed in God’s unwavering love for His people.

The Restoration Chronicles is a series that should be read in order and in an unhurried relaxed manner. There is so much packed between each books pages  that you just want to sit and savor every moment as the story unfolds. Not all of the Jewish people left Babylon when the decree was given that they could, so most are trying to rebuild Jerusalem while the others are scattered. “Keepers of the Covenant” follows the story lines of Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther.  Ms. Austin has taken the task of running those books together to make a cohesive whole.  Quite an undertaking that she does with incredible accuracy and realism.  Reading this book was somewhat similar to taking a time machine and going back to then. There are great characters that are well written.   I felt that I met these people and was traveling with them.  I got to know them, appreciate them and go through what they went through.  Ms. Austin is a highly talented author who brings you into the immediacy of the moment.  I recommend this book highly and am greatly looking forward to the next book in this excellent series.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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