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Friday, February 28, 2014

In The Shadow of Jezebel - Scavenger Hunt!

We are having a scavenger hunt! Wanna play? Read the rules and then jump right in!
Somewhere in my review below, there is a single word that is in BOLD AND ALL CAPITALS. Write it down. Then, go to the other stops to find more hidden words. Once you have all the words, unscramble them to find a verse from the Scriptures. You can enter it into the Rafflecopter on any of the stops to have a chance to win a great prize from Mesu herself!
In the Shadow of Jezebel Scavenger Hunt Blog Hop March 1-4

About the Book

Title: In the Shadow of Jezebel
Author: Mesu Andrews
Publication Date: March 4, 2014
Publisher: Revell
Print Length: 417 pages
Summary (Amazon):
Princess Jehosheba wants nothing more than to please the harsh and demanding Queen Athaliah, daughter of the notorious Queen Jezebel. Her work as a priestess in the temple of Baal seems to do the trick. But when a mysterious letter from the dead prophet Elijah predicts doom for the royal household, Jehosheba realizes that the dark arts she practices reach beyond the realm of earthly governments. To further Athaliah and Jezebel's strategies, she is forced to marry Yahweh's high priest and enters the unfamiliar world of Yahweh's temple. Can her new husband show her the truth and love she craves? And can Jehosheba overcome her fear and save the family--and the nation--she loves? With deft skill, Mesu Andrews brings Old Testament passages to life, revealing a fascinating story of the power of unconditional love.


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My Review of this Book

{My Thoughts about the book: In The Shadow of Jezebel is an expertly researched and well-constructed novel by an author with a passion for bringing the Bible alive. If I were to try and describe this work by Mesu Andrews, I would say it’s a novel, it’s a Bible story and could even characterize it as a Bible study. Mesu’s writing drives you to read, study and love God’s Word! She helps you see the “characters” of the Old Testament as much more than old characters in a bunch of old stories, but as living, breathing human beings who played a part in God’s PLAN of redemption. One of my favorite quotes (and there are many!) came early in the book; it was spoken by Amariah, the High Priest: “Then, my brothers, the burden – and privilege – of service falls to us. We will work harder because we are fewer, but we will serve joyfully because we come willingly.” Amariah said this after observing that there were few worshippers and few who were present to serve in the Temple. Mesu reminds us through her writing that in the midst of difficult circumstance, we can make a passionate choice to be joyful. And when we do, those watching us will want what they see we have. In The Shadow of Jezebel made me think biblically about God’s redemptive purposes and the part we all play in His story of reconciliation. Mesu has written a perfectly balanced novel; lots of intrigue and a vivid picture of history that does not compromise the Biblical revelation given in the Old Testament. This one is on my keeper shelf for sure!

The Buzz - Praise for Mesu Andrews' Biblical Fiction

"Mesu Andrews has pieced together Scripture's truths with historical supposition through her masterful, research-based writing and captured the spiritual climate of those ancient days."--CBA Retailers+Resources on Love in a Broken Vessel "Andrews weaves a beautiful tale and takes readers to an ancient Jerusalem rich with history and customs and a culture that struggles to follow the one true God."--RT Book Reviews, 4½ stars, on Love's Sacred Song

About The Author

Author Mesu Andrews
Mesu Andrews  is the award-winning author of Love Amid the AshesLove's Sacred Song, and Love in a Broken Vessel. Winner of the 2012 ECPA Christian Book Award for New Author, she has devoted herself to passionate and intense study of Scripture, bringing the biblical world vividly alive for her readers. She lives in Washington.

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Tina at said...

Great review! Thanks for being part of the scavenger hunt!