Title: Reign, the Chronicles of Queen Jezebel
Author: Ginger Garret
Publisher: David C Cook
Publishing Date: 1 May 2013
Star Rating: 5 out of 5
God reigns, not Jezebel.
Reign, the Chronicles of Jezebel is an excellent story of the Biblical times during the reign of King Ahab and his queen, Jezebel.
Jezebel was the daughter of Eth-Baal and she came from the city of Phoenicia, a city that offered pleasure but no joy, a city of death. They worshipped their gods by sacrificing children. Jezebel was married to Ahab who became king of Samaria, the northern kingdom of Israel.
Ahab wanted to please his bride. Jezebel influenced him and she thought she could conquer his god as well.
Obadiah’s voice rose as he tried to explain one more time. “Israel is not like other nations. You cannot replace her religion, because she doesn’t have one. She has the Lord. Do you understand the difference? There is a living presence in Israel.”
Ginger Garret is a great story-teller, painting pictures with words that release emotions. From the beginning you are repulsed by the deeds done by idolatry. Despite knowing the history of Israel, you hope that along the way Jezebel would realize the difference between life and death, love and hate. When Ahab shifts towards repentance, you cheer, but is he strong enough to resist Jezebel?
Jezebel wants a face-to-face confrontation with the God of Israel. Her opportunity comes when Elijah challenges Jezebel’s gods after years of drought. Is she pleased? No. Why not?
I recommend Reign, the Chronicles of Jezebel. You cannot read this book without realizing there is only one God, and He is God of grace and mercy.
David C. Cook, as part of their media review bloggers program provided this book to me for free in exchange for this honest review.
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