About the Book
Princess Jehosheba wants nothing more than to please the harsh and demanding Queen Athaliah, daughter of the notorious Queen Jezebel. Her work as a priestess in the temple of Baal seems to do the trick. But when a mysterious letter from the dead prophet Elijah predicts doom for the royal household, Jehosheba realizes that the dark arts she practices reach beyond the realm of earthly governments. To further Athaliah and Jezebel’s strategies, she is forced to marry Yahweh’s high priest and enters the unfamiliar world of Yahweh’s temple. Can her new husband show her the truth and love she craves? And can Jehosheba overcome her fear and save the family–and the nation–she loves?
With deft skill, Mesu Andrews brings Old Testament passages to life, revealing a fascinating story of the power of unconditional love.
In My Opinion
Mesu Andrews is one of the top authors writing Biblical fiction today. With impeccable research, she places readers in the place and time of her stories. In the Shadow of Jezebel is no exception with descriptions of feasts, palace life, the Temple, and the cities.
But what this book is really about is Sheba (Jehosheba), the granddaughter of Jezebel. Sheba’s future is decided for her by the women in her family, but God’s plan is bigger. As Sheba’s husband (Yahweh’s high priest) teaches her about the only true God, she learns of the love of a jealous God and will fight to protect those she loves at all costs.
In the Shadow of Jezebel is a reminder that manipulation and cruelty in politics aren’t something new. But through it all, God’s hand is on His chosen people, that his promises remain as true today as they did in Old Testament times.
With Narrator Lisa Larsen reads the audiobook with a steady and relatable voice to pull listeners into a story of intrigue, danger, love, and faith.
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