BOOKS BOOK God King A Story in the Days of King Hezekiah Living History Library By Joanne Williamson – dedelicate.com

Riting historical fiction that really appeals to youth Her books bring the characters to life and raise wonderful uestions about right and wrong justice and truth without being either heavy handed or too simplistic Young Taharka is one of dozens of children of the Kushite Pharaoh but when he is chosen to succeed his father he finds the job like a prison And his older half brother Shabataka is certainly not happy to be set aside as The God King when he fully expected to be chosen as the next Pharaoh But there are many problems facing the young God King and the worst of them is the invading army of Assyrians When he must escape in the middle of the night from those who would ill him Taharka s life changes forever Now on the run he begins to see the rest of the world And he must decide what ind of leader should a man be Many things appeal to me in this novel The author has taken small historical clues and from them tweaked out well rounded characters and exciting events that are reasonable if not provable A strong female character Shepnuset with enough fire and spunk to defy the rules laid down for her is another reason to love this novel Taharka is both likeable and yet not perfect This makes him an accessible hero and one that boys and girls can all connect with The various religions of the different peoples are all treated with respect This is not a heavy handed treatise on Christianity at ALL But for me the thing I like best is the way it plants the idea that evil is evil no matter who is committing it a stranger an enemy or even your own brother Evil is evil and if you choose to serve evil you become evil Recommended for strong readers in grade five about age 9 or 10 all the way up to adults One scene of city destruction is pretty graphically described There is no cussing or sex I have been reading this for school and I have one chapter left and I m about to finish its great an the lat chapter where shabataka had been stripped of the gold and crown and had mercy from taharka it s a great story I give it five stars Amazing book What a great way to get a feel for what was going on in Egypt Israel and the Middle East during the time of King Hezekiah I loved how in the end you could look back and see how God used seemingly meaningless events to weave a web He was in control all along even of the main characte. Om he will fight the mighty Assyrian Sennacherib promising alliance or Hezekiah the Jew who trusts in Yahweh A novel inspired by research of the historical King Taharka and period Includes an introduction with home education suggestions.

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BOOKS BOOK God King A Story in the Days of King Hezekiah Living History Library By Joanne Williamson – dedelicate.com

Back Cover Reluctant Rule The great god he said has become one with his father See the wand of succession It has declared his choice The priests the warriors the many wives and children fell upon their nees Taharka heard again the voice of the sun priest Taharka child of the god rise Something cold and smooth was being pressed into his hands It was the wand of the god Take possession of the land Taharka Soul of the Hawk Beautiful Child of Ra Son of the Sun Bringer of the Nile Lord of Kush Great God of Napata and Meroe and Pharaoh of Egypt Taharka had become a god He has also received his punishmentIt is around 701 BC and Egypt is being ruled by the Kushite dynasty Young Prince Taharka interested in healing is content to e the ver minor royal son he is and leave the ruling to others However it is he and not he expected Prince Shabataka who succeeds to the throne of Kush and Egypt a divine rulership and he is no longer free to live his own life Then a treacherous plot long brewing forces him to fly for his life Far from home in the land of Judea Taharka encounters two Brazen and the Beast (The Bareknuckle Bastards, kings in conflict One is the mighty Assyrian Sennacherib promising alliance the other is Hezekiah the Jew who trusts in Yahweh Taharka his own fate and that of his land in the balance must choose with whom to live or dieAges 9 12 It dragged on for a while and told you useless information If you don t like books about religion you probably shouldn t read this If you don t mind but you think they re boring you could try this It s actually really interesting to read about Bible stories from a different perspective especially since the person is aing running for his life who is barely mentioned in the BibleThe religion stuff whatever But the adventure is really cool And the ending is bittersweet which is always nice And he isn t converted or anything it s just that the guy who helps him get away is a Christian which isn t very obvious in the story it s ind of slipped in there but that s about as religious y as it getsAnyyywayyy it s a good book I really enjoyed it Four stars A never before published tale by the author of the best selling Hittite Warrior carries the reader back to Ancient Egypt and biblical Jerusalem It is 701 BC rule of the Kushite dynasty in ancient Egypt Young Prince Taharka a very minor royal son succeeds unexpectedly to the A never before published tale by the author of the best selling Hittite Warrior carries the reader back to Ancient Egypt and biblical Jerusalem It is 701 BC rule of the Kushite dynasty in ancient Egypt Young Prince Taharka a very minor.

Hrone of Kush and Egypt a divine rulership It s not long however before a treacherous plot pushes him into sudden exile and into the hands of Amos an emissary of King Hezekiah seeking help against the Assyrians Posing as a medical assistant Taharka journeys with Amos to Judea where he encounters two ings in conflict His true identity suddenly uncovered he must choose with whom he will fight the mighty Assyrian Sennacherib promising alliance or Hezekiah the Jew who trusts in Yahweh A novel inspired by research on the historical King Taharka and his periodBook Details Format Paperback Publication Date 112002 Pages 206 Reading Level Age 10 and Up lessI liked this a whole lot then Hittite Warrior God King is written by Joanne Williamson and is the second book I have read from Bethlehem Books The first one I read was Hittite Warrior by the same author Like Hittite Warrior God King is part of their Living History Library series This book however takes place in the year 701 BC during the twenty fifth dynasty in Egypt also Flying Scotsman Manual known as the Kushite dynasty For perspective on this time in history Sennacherib wasing of Assyria and Hezekiah was ing of Judah dur Well written and engaging story of Egyptian royalty and dangers therein Highlights the hand of God and how He uses even non believers and their trials to bless His people There are some edge of your seat moments here Fantastic read There was hardly a night when we didn t read than was assigned A compelling adventure that illuminates Egyptian Assyrian and Israelite ancient culture A fun read for children that neither avoids nor indulges in the practice of war in that timeParents should be advised this is historical FICTION and teach it as such Particularly in regard to the main character an egyptian pharoah very little is nown of him Reading the author s note at the end will help to clarify the line between fact and fiction but also spoils some of the plotBible believing parents should note the main character is not Hezekiah but an Egyptian pharoah As such he prays to numerous god s for help at various points While he is intrigued by the Israelite God he clearly makes no allegiance to Him Based on true events which are then beautifully and thoughtfully embellished this book is a delight for young adult readers and their parents Joanne Williamson is an expert at Royal son succeeds unexpectedly to the throne of Kush and Egypt a divine rulership It's not long however before a treacherous plot pushes him into sudden exile and into the hands of Amos an emissary of King Hezekiah seeking help with wh.

Joanne S Williamson was born on May 13th 1926 in Arlington Massachusetts Though she had interests in both writing and music and attended Barnard College and Diller uaile School of Music it was writing that became the primary focus for her career after college She was a feature writer for Connecticut newspapers until 1965 when she moved to Kennebunkport Maine and began to write historic

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