It is is interesting to imagine what conversations might have gone on between the people in the Bible in their everyday lives. And though my imagination is not that inspiring, the author, Mesa Andrews does a great job in this novel. Each chapter begins with a scripture that goes along with what is happening. I appreciated how the story followed the actual events from the Bible.
Daniel and his friends Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego along with other strong captives were exiled to Babylon. Thus begins the seventy years God has revealed through the prophets before they will be allowed to return to Jerusalem. Daniel is given special status and recognition from the king because of his God given ability to interpret dreams.
The story of the firey furnace is told from the account in the Bible as well as Daniel in the lions den. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego refuse to bow down and worship false gods and so does Daniel. God rescues them all to the astonishment of the king and his officials.
My favorite jaw dropping moment is reading the account of Nebuchadnezzar’s transformation into an animal and how Daniel helped hide him away for seven years in spite of his dislike of him.
I shed a few tears, was inspired by the character shown by Daniel and his friends and was moved by the romance aspect that was spilled out among the pages. I even went back and re-read the book of Daniel in the Bible. I highly recommend this novel and will be seeking out more books by this author.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher but was not required to write a review positive or otherwise.