A broken people who feel they’ve been forgotten by their God. A broken down city and temple. And a promise.
That promise is finally being fulfilled but at what cost?
Iddo’s family is going back to Jerusalem after all these years, just like the prophets said, but not all of his family has come, just his wife and his grandson have come along and only a few thousand other displaced Israelites.
Going back turns out not to be as wonderful or as easy as they had anticipated. The land is rugged and overgrown, the people that have inhabited and claimed the land aren’t too friendly and the God they serve seems silent and distant.
Despite all the obstacles the Israelites persevere, even though it takes far longer than expected.
Return to Me by Lynn Austin is a captivating story of faith and God’s relentless quest to have His people love Him wholeheartedly. This historical fiction piece is woven through with the Biblical narrative and a vivid imagination creating an artful piece of literature. My heart was moved to examine what idols I have set up that keep me from truly serving the God I am called to serve. How can I answer His call to return to Him!
Return to Me has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
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