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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

On This Foundation (book 3 of the Restoration Chronicles) by Lynn Austin

Lynn Austin's newest book in The Restoration Chronicles is out!  On This Foundation is the third book in this exciting series about the return of the exiles to Jerusalem.

About the Book:
Stone by Stone, the Wall Will Rise Once More Around God's City
When news reaches him that Jerusalem's wall is shattered and its gates burned with fire, a distraught Nehemiah seeks God's guidance in fasting and prayer. Granted an unexpected leave from his duty as cupbearer to the Persian king Artaxerxes, Nehemiah sets out for Jerusalem to rebuild the city wall--never anticipating all the dangers that await him on his arrival.

The leaders of the surrounding nations become his fierce enemies, plotting to assassinate him and stop the wall's reconstruction forever. A drought, meanwhile, has left the country impoverished, with many families resorting to selling their children as bondservants just to keep from starving.

Capturing the rebuilding of the wall through the eyes of a number of characters, On This Foundation is the powerful conclusion to The Restoration Chronicles. This exploration of faith in the midst of oppression offers hope that, in spite of appearances, the gracious hand of God is upon those who believe.

My Review:
What a beautiful story of God's faithfulness and preservation of his people.  I loved reading about Nehemiah and the time in Israel's history when the walls of Jerusalem were rebuilt.  The way Lynn Austin crafted the fictional telling of this story just drew me in, and gave me a way to picture what life would of been like for Israel at this time.  Lynn Austin does a wonderful job of not only telling a compelling story and keeping her readers attention, but she also makes you want to read that portion of Scripture again maybe seeing it in a different way as you contemplate what life was really like for real people.  This series has been wonderful and I would highly encourage everyone to pick up The Restoration Chronicles.
You can read my reviews of her other two books in this series by clicking on the titles:

Return to Me
Keepers of the Covenant

About the Author:

Lynn Austin has sold more than one and a half million copies of her books worldwide. A former teacher who now writes and speaks full-time, she has won eight Christy Awards for her historical fiction. One of those novels, Hidden Places, has also been made into an Original Hallmark Channel movie. Lynn and her husband have raised three children and make their home in western Michigan. Learn more at

*** I received this free book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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