In the Shadow of Jezebel: Audiobook Review

5 stars!!! It was hard to pause or stop this audio because it was so good! The narrator did an amazing job for this outstanding biblical fiction! Mesu Andrews captures the inner conflict of Sheba with perfection. Submitting to Yahweh’s law would be disregarding everything she was raised to believe in. Not to mention the fear of facing the wrath of her grandmother Queen Jezebel for disobeying the plans laid out for her. The small stances of courage she took that led to her biggest heroic action of saving the baby who would later be king are a testament of what God can do when we obey even to the point of risking our lives. Such a remarkable story that is full of suspense. I can’t say enough about this novel. I found my new Bible hero.

Summary:

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.

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