God King: A Story in the Days of King Hezekiah

God King A Story in the Days of King Hezekiah 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 B C rule of the Kushite dynasty in ancient Eg

  • Title: God King: A Story in the Days of King Hezekiah
  • Author: Joanne Williamson Daria M. Sockey
  • ISBN: 9781883937737
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 B.C 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 treacheroA 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 B.C 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 exile and into the hands of Amos, an emissary of King Hezekiah seeking help with whom 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 home education suggestions.

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    1. 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 Quaile 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 historical fiction for young people.In each of Miss Williamson s eight novels, she explores unusual historical slants of well known events.After a decline in American interest in historical fiction, she decided to return to her second calling and take up music again until her retirement in 1990 Now, interest has been rekindled in her books and in those of other writers of historical fiction.

    2. 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 time.Parents should be advised this is historical FICTION and teach it as such. Particularly in regard to the main character, an egyptian pharoah, very little is known of him. Reading the author's note at the end will help to clarify the line between fact and fiction, but also spoils some of the plot.Bible believing pare [...]

    3. 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 the end you could look back and see how God used seemingly meaningless events to weave a web. He was in control all along even 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 [...]

    4. Well written and engaging story of Egyptian royalty and dangers therein. Highlights the hand of God and how He uses even non-believers and their trials to bless His people. There are some edge-of-your-seat moments here. Fantastic read! There was hardly a night when we didn't read more than was assigned.

    5. I have been reading this for school and I have one chapter 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!

    6. 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 B.C. 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 time.The story be [...]

    7. Based on true events, which are then beautifully and thoughtfully embellished, this book is a delight for young adult readers and their parents. Joanne Williamson is an expert at writing historical fiction that really appeals to youth. Her books bring the characters to life, and raise wonderful questions about right and wrong, justice and truth, without being either heavy handed or too simplistic. Young Taharka is one of dozens of children of the Kushite Pharaoh, but when he is chosen to succeed [...]

    8. 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 [...]

    9. 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 B.C-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 exile and into the hands of Amos, an emissary of King Hezekiah seeking help against the Assyrians. Po [...]

    10. Another great tale from the author of "Hittite Warrior"! The whole family enjoyed this one! Set around 701 BC, it tells the story of the Assyrians failed attempt to conquer Jerusalem through the eyes of Taharkah, the young pharaoh of Egypt. Taharkah's brother betrays him and usurps the throne, so he flees to Judah with Amos, who is in Egypt as an ambassador of King Hezekiah of Judah. Well written and engaging. We were inspired to do more research on Hezekiah's Tunnel after reading the exciting a [...]

    11. Taharka is one of the many sons of Pharoah. As his father is dying, the pharoah chooses him to be the next God King. Shocked by his father's decision, Taharka is quickly sent into training to become a great pharoah. But, his older brother, Shabatak, didn't like that he wasn't chosen. So, he started a plot to over-rule his brother. Taharka flees from the palace and has to live life like a peasant until he can regain his rightful heir. As Taharka dodges assassins and King Sennacherib's Assyrian ar [...]

    12. God King by Joanne Williamson is about a boy named Taharka who is chosen to be the Pharaoh of Egypt, which he thought felt like being a prisioner. Yet many people believed that his brother Shabataka should have become king, and Taharka has to flee for his life. But he isn't safe, for he then gets caught up with the fight between the Jews and Assyrians. Overall this book wasn't bad. The characters were more or less likable (Shepnuset and Sabi were my favorites). The book was well written. I recom [...]

    13. I loved this book. I read it with my kiddos in homeschool. It is the story of Taharka, a boy Pharoh by accident and his brother's attempt to dethrone him as the deadly Assiryans are threatening all parts of the region. Amos, a messanger from Judah, comes to solicit the boy Pharoh's assistance just as the trouble begins brewing.We read a chapter a day. Towards the end, it was very difficult for me to "wait" to find out what happened. It's a great book to blend the biblical and historical events i [...]

    14. Great beginning, the kids are asking for additional chapters already.This one really left us wanting more every day. It was simply written, which helped keep the attention of my little ones, but had enough action and adventure for my older two. The Biblical history was weaved into the story flawlessly with plausible creative license. In fact, we wished this book was longer! We all wanted to hear more about Taharka after he returns to Egypt and regains his throne.

    15. I read the book God King by. Joanne Williamson because it was part of my history curriculum. I liked this book because it start out very interesting. My favorite part of this book was when the people started shouting, "we want a king, we want a king." And they started following God. This was favorite book but I liked it. Some were boring. If you are studying ancient history this book is a great addition to your studies.

    16. This was a good book to read along with our Old Testament studies. The boys enjoyed the action and the storyline, and it was helpful in giving them a picture of what some of life might have been like in that time period. I appreciated the author's note at the end explaining some of her choices in light of historical evidence for how she took the characters in certain directions.

    17. we read this aloud for home school. It was a lot of fun. The last couple days we had to read 3 chapters an evening. Even the husband loved it. A good story about a boy,that happens to be Pharaoh, coming of age. he has to take the double crown back from his brother and figures out how to be a good king in the process.

    18. Good historical novel for children set in Old Testament times around 701 BC. Taharka, an Egyptian king from the Kushite dynasty, is overthrown by his brother Shabataka and must flee to Judea where he ends up right in the middle of King Sennacherib of Assyria's siege of Jerusalem. In so doing, he meets King Hezekiah of Judah, and they witness together the destruction of Sennacherib and his army.

    19. I would give this 4 1/2 stars because it made some of the ancient civilizations discussed in the Bible come alive. I will now read about the Assyrians and the Egyptians/Ethiopians with interest while reading scriptures.

    20. I read this to my daughters. What a great story with fast paced action and historical inter-weavings. Afterwards we looked up the historical characters together and read through 2 Kings' account of Sennercherib's siege of Jerusalem. Totally worth the time.

    21. Very well written. Good plot. The author took a time in history where there isn't much information and created an engaging story about the Assyrians trying to overtake Egypt. The boys and I really liked it.

    22. This was a really good book about an Egyptian Pharoe who was aided by the Hebrews in regaining his authority and overthrowing his treasonous brother. True story, very well written. And while it is a book for young adults, it will hold appeal for anyone interested in ancient Egypt.

    23. The kids and I enjoyed this historical fiction set in Egypt and moving up to Jerusalem for Sennacheribs attempted seize of the city. Well done and kept our interest.

    24. A wonderful Historical fiction that weaves in the Assyrians attempt to take Jerusalem and Hezekiah's reign. Another of Lauren's school books from Sonlight and another reason I love their curriculum!

    25. This worked well as a read-aloud. It kept my sons' interest and it inspired them to learn more about this time period.

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