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Jerusalem's Queen (The Silent Years) (edició 2018)

de Angela Hunt (Autor)

Sèrie: The Silent Years (3)

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"After her father and sister are killed, Salome and her mother move to Jerusalem. When a relative betroths Salome to a pagan prince half her age, she questions God's plan. When she finds herself crowned queen of Judea, she learns that a woman committed to God can change the world"--
Títol:Jerusalem's Queen (The Silent Years)
Autors:Angela Hunt (Autor)
Informació:Bethany House Publishers (2018), 352 pages
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The third book in the Silent Years series tells the story of Salome Alexandra, who ruled Judea for 9 golden years a generation before the birth of Christ. This novel explores her early life, her unorthodox education and the influences that shaped her character in the decades leading up to her reign.

A descendant of the Maccabees, Salome grows up in the house of her uncle, the high priest and king of Jerusalem. Granted an extensive education when most girls received little to none, she develops a deep devotion for the Torah and its laws. and is dismayed to see the powerful men in control of her life show such blatant disregard for God’s word.

Struggling to keep her family safe as she seeks God’s purpose for her life, Salome eventually comes to realize that she has been put in a unique position to use the gifts she has been given. ( )
  vvbooklady | May 10, 2021 |
Shelamzion. The peace of Zion. With her father and eldest sister killed in an accident, and a mother who grieves that it wasn't her second-born daughter taken from her, Shelamzion begins a new life in Jerusalem at her uncle John Hyrcanus's household. Her handmaid, Kissa, quickly becomes her confidant even though Kissa is five years older. Thrown into a world of battle strategy and politics, Shelamzion navigates the servant-slave relationship beautifully. Abandoned at heart by her mother, she learns from Alena, John's wife, and Shelamzion's role model. The household quickly realizes that she is clever and intelligent, even if they recognize that she's not particularly beautiful. Little does she know that her devotion to HaShem and her study of the Torah will prepare her for a different life than she ever imagined, even though she is beginning to see how little she is valued by her own family.

Hunt once again tells a compelling story during the 400-year silence between the old and new covenant of Scripture. In a world where the wealth of a man was demonstrated by the number of his wife's himations (a colorful mantle) and the age of 20 was too old to be considered a beautiful bride, Salome Alexandra watches her life unfold in mysterious ways when she is required to marry a man about 15 years younger. HaShem, however, has a plan for her as a judge in Galilee, and a queen in Jerusalem.

Salome Alexandra's marriage and country are soon unstable, but she remains faithful to HaShem. Teaching her sons faithfully, worshiping with other citizens of faith, and acting on the Torah in ways that she can, she helps her husband rule during a rugged time of history. She find friends in place of family, courage despite unfaithfulness and immorality, life in the faith of death, and even lives through the golden age of Jerusalem after massacre and apostasy. Shelamzion, the peace of Zion, brings temporary peace and prosperity to Judea as she yearns and waits for the promised Messiah who would bring eternal peace to a world of turmoil.

*I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review; all opinions expressed are my own. ( )
  kcpstudent | Dec 31, 2018 |
I have always enjoyed books by Angela Hunt and this is no exception. She did a wonderful job of portraying this queen. This is a fictionalized version of history.

I asked to read and review this book through Netgalley and was given an advanced reader's ebook to do so. Even though it was not fully edited, There were so few errors, I'm not even sure there were any at all. It was very well done.

The story was well researched and the characters were totally believable. The story flowed well and left me wanting more but not feeling like it was ended too soon.

I recommend this book and give it 5 stars out of 5. If you like clean, Biblical, Christian books you will enjoy this. ( )
  grammy57 | Nov 26, 2018 |
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