Joanne Williamson: God King A Story in the Days of King Hezekiah Living History Library



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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 specially since the person is a king running for his life who is barely mentioned in the BibleThe religion stuff whatever But the adventure is really cool And the Immerwelt - Der Pakt 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 kind of slipped in there but that s about as religious y as it getsAnyyywayyy it s a good book I reallynjoyed it Four stars It dragged on for a while and told you useless information 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 knees 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 Modern South Asia e the ver minor royal son he is and leave the ruling to others However it is he and not hexpected 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 Picture Theory encounters two 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 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 thend you could look back and see how God used seemingly meaningless Ancestral Voices events to weave a web He was in control all alongven of the main character who worships the gods of Egypt Shows a great picture of how God is in control always and puts those in leadership positions that he chooses I would recommend this book to adults and children alike Great way to share God with your children and show how He works for the good of those who love Him I have been reading this for school and I have one chapte. 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.

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Applauded However Taharka is no ordinary boy He is the son of the pharaoh who is considered a god in Egypt Touching a slave was a tabu and made young Taharka unclean Even though he was one of many children of the pharaoh and not And Bid Him Sing even a particularly important child he still knew he would be punishedlittle did he know what his punishment would beTaharka s punishment came swiftly The pharaoh was dying but before he died an ancient ritual must be performed to choose his successor Everyone Taharka included thought it would be the older boy Shabataka Shabataka was groomed nearly his whole life to become the next pharaoh In a cruel twist of fate Taharka was chosen and his punishment was that he must become the new pharaoh To him this felt like being forced to live in a cage a prison sentence if you will With his uncle Embutah and brother Shabataka as his guides years pass and Taharka begins to get used to being pharaoh He still doesn t like all the duties that come with it nor does he feel completely safe with thever looming threat of Assyria to worry aboutI won t give too many details away but the action picks up midway through the book when Assyria threatens to attack Judah and Taharka must decide whether or not Egypt is to assist them or not This was a well researched and well written book If you look on Wikipedia you will see that the names are accurate to this time and the same holds true for the Bible as you can find reference to Taharka and Assyria in both 2 Kings 19 and Isaiah 37 In the past few months I have grown to love the writing of Joanne Williamson I wish I had discovered her as a child but will make sure my children discover her I also hope Bethlehem Books will continue to print some of her other works as well 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 throne of Kush and Egypt a divine rulership It s not long however before a treacherous plot pushes him into sudden Aristotle Detective (Aristotle exile and into the hands of Amos anmissary of King Hezekiah seeking help against the Assyrians Posing as a medical assistant Taharka journeys with Amos to Judea where he Bones, Clones, and Biomes encounters two kings 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 Warrio. 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 homeducation suggestions.

R 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 Based on true Bringing the Empire Home events which are then beautifully and thoughtfullymbellished this book is a delight for young adult readers and their parents Joanne Williamson is an xpert at writing 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 ither 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 Building the Cold War expected to be chosen as the next Pharaoh But there are many problems facing the young God King and 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 angyptian pharoah very little is known of him Reading the author s note at the Canadian Art, Volume 1 (A-F) 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 Well written andngaging story of Egyptian royalty and dangers therein Highlights the hand of God and how He uses Counter-Amores even non believers and their trials to bless His people There are somedge of your seat moments here Fantastic read There was hardly a night when we didn t read than was assigned 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 known as the Kushite dynasty For perspective on this time in history Sennacherib was king of Assyria and Hezekiah was king of Judah during this timeThe story begins with peril and Dancing at Armageddon excitement A young boy Taharka is on a crocodile hunt with his uncle Embutah and some slaves Suddenly a crocodile attacks and severely injures one of the slaves Using his uick thinking and medical skills he has studied Taharka is able to save the man Normally this kind of heroism would be. 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 suddenxile and into the hands of Amos an missary 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