My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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.
Of Fire and Lions is a fascinating retelling of Old Testament’s Daniel. I enjoyed reading how Mesu Andrews was able to bring him back to life. Her vision and details were extraordinary. I felt like I was taking back in time and was right there watching the events unfold.
I am giving Of Fire and Lions four and a half stars. I highly recommend it for readers who enjoy Biblical Fiction. It is most definitely not one to be missed.
I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
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