Thursday, August 1, 2013

King by R.J. Larson - Review

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Will your faith hold strong when I am silent?
Child, can you be my king?
Against his wishes, Akabe, has been chosen by his people to be king. A warrior at heart, he'd never dreamed of such a swift unexpected rise to power. Determined to prove his worth and honor his Creator, Akabe undertakes a monumental task: to rebuild the Infinite's Holy House in Siphra. But the land is owned by the Thaenfalls, Atea-worshippers and their conditions for sale are more than
 Akabe wants to pay. Though he seeks direction from the Infinite, his pleas are met with silence. Will his impulsive decision bring down the nation and threaten the rebuilding of the temple?
You can read an excerpt of this book HERE
It is available from Bethany House Publishers and Deeper Shopping

My Thoughts:
This is the third book in the Infinite Series. I have read every book so far, and am always inspired and convicted by these books. Although fiction, the author incorporates so many recognizable Bible stories as the prophet Ela goes about sharing the Infinite's will for the people He created. In this book, the characters are good reminders of the Old Testament kings. Akabe, loves the Infinite, but is impulsive in his choices bringing trouble to his people. The king Bel-Tygeon reminds me alot of Nebuchadnezzar or possibly even Ezekiel's description of King of Tyrus. He is proud and arrogant, exalting himself among his people as a god and demanding worship. Although the Infinite allows danger, pain, and terrifying circumstances to occur to His prophet and His chosen king, He always proves himself to be faithful in his sustaining presence. He reveals his heart for those He created, always merciful, forgiving and loving. He is always attempting to draw them to himself, and all things are to bring glory to His Name. In some instances those He calls, surrender and humble themselves before Him, in others - they do not! But the Infinite always gives a choice, as He does for each one of us. You cannot read this series without being convicted and moved in some form or another. I have enjoyed this series so much. Of the few books I would re-read, these would be on that shelf.

About the Author:
R.J. Larson is the author of numerous devotionals. She lives in Colorado with her husband and two sons. Prophet marks her debut in the fantasy genre. You can read more about her and her books on R.J. Larson's Website.
Other books in this series are Prophet and Judge. Each one may be able to stand alone, but you will want to read this whole series from beginning to end!

I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest opinon. 

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