Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Litfuse Review:Return To Me by:Lynn Austin
About the Book:
After years of watching his children and grandchildren wander from their faith, Iddo's prayers are answered: King Cyrus is allowing God's chosen people to return to Jerusalem. Jubilant, he joyfully prepares for their departure, only to learn that his family, grown comfortable in the pagan culture of Babylon, wants to remain.
Zechariah, Iddo's oldest grandson, feels torn between his grandfather's ancient beliefs and the comfort and success his father enjoys in Babylon. But he soon begins to hear the voice of God, encouraging him to return to the land given to his forefathers.
Bringing to life the biblical books of Ezra and Nehemiah, "Return to Me" tells the compelling story of Iddo and Zechariah, the women who love them, and the faithful followers who struggle to rebuild their lives in obedience to the God who beckons them home.
Iddo was awaken with a nightmare, one that was greatly upsetting. His wife tries soothing him but he is to shaken to let that work. He tells her to go back to sleep and heads out of the door of their small home. But that wasn't anything better than his dream. There was sounds of hundreds, maybe even thousands, of soldiers marching along with faraway screaming and people crying out. He could believe his ears maybe it was is dreams lingering still. But what he thought to be just a dream, turned out to be real, his neighbors came running from their homes to see what the noise was.
With Babylonians having invaded the city, all they could do was carry on with their daily lives. But water was a problem since it was in the city that was just invaded. Iddo and Zechariah head out to the city to hear, who they thought was dead, Daniel had to say about this invasion. Daniel tells them that this invasion is good and they will soon return to Jerusalem.
As Dinah prepares her families own food, she decided to bring some over to her neighbors. Miriam being very sick, can't teach her daughter what its like to be a wife and mother. Her daughter becomes quite fond of the magic the different doctors preform, and barely talks of anything else. Will God help these families? Will they be able to go back to their home land or are they stuck in this dreaded city forever?
**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.