Sunday, January 28, 2018
Seeking peace and safety after a hard childhood, Leah marries Judah, a strong and gentle man, and for the first time in her life Leah believes she can rest easily. But the land is ruled by Antiochus IV, descended from one of Alexander the Great's generals, and when he issues a decree that all Jews are to conform to Syrian laws upon pain of death, devout Jews risk everything to follow the law of Moses.
Judah's father resists the decree, igniting a war that will cost him his life. But before dying, he commands his son to pick up his sword and continue the fight--or bear responsibility for the obliteration of the land of Judah. Leah, who wants nothing but peace, struggles with her husband's decision--what kind of God would destroy the peace she has sought for so long?
The miraculous story of the courageous Maccabees is told through the eyes of Judah's wife, who learns that love requires courage . . . and sacrifice.
My thoughts: Once again, Angela has brought a historical time period to life with her characters and attention to detail. I had heard of the Maccabees before, but I couldn't of told you a whole lot about them. So, I enjoyed reading this story and learning more about their story! Angela does a wonderful job of making the story flow well, with it's blend of history and fiction. I highly recommend this story!
I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.
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