Light of Nations

Light of Nations

Stories of the nations around Israel during the Old Testament years.

Wells and Wanderers – Amorites (Light of Nations #1)

Wells and Wanderers – Amorites (Light of Nations #1)

Inanna, an Amorite chieftain's daughter, craves to be free as the eagles that fly above her hometown.
Utu, her loyal twin, just wants to keep his wayward sister out of trouble.
Neither succeeds, and their dreams are uprooted as they're sold into slavery. During their forced travels, they encounter nations they’d only known from stories, palaces beyond description, and fickle kings claiming to be all-powerful deities.
Yet when serving the wandering household of Avram and Sarai from Ur, they encounter a mystery god intent on upturning national boundaries, calling new loyalties, and directing the eyes of his followers to dreams vaster than the star-filled sky.
But what has this god of unexpected paths and promises to offer two Amorite slaves?

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Plagues and Papyrus – Egyptians (Light of Nations #2)

Plagues and Papyrus – Egyptians (Light of Nations #2)

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Kheti and his family have farmed papyrus along the Nile for generations. Kheti is confident the gods of Egypt and the harmony maintained by the divine Pharaoh are the sources of his prosperity. Then he watches his beloved river turn to blood, his crops fail, and his nation descend into chaos.
The Hebrew God wants his people released from slavery.
When the gods remain silent and Pharaoh is powerless to stop the carnage, Kheti wrestles with which way to turn. Replant his flattened crops and cling to Egypt’s gods? Or forsake his roots to follow new friends and a new faith to a distant land?

Could there be a place in God’s family for an Egyptian who kept God's people as slaves?

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Trust and Trickery – Hivites (Light of Nations #3)

Trust and Trickery – Hivites (Light of Nations #3)

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When Danel is suddenly orphaned, his childhood dream of becoming a warrior is lost in the relentless grind of running the family bakery. To make matters worse, his grandfather's mind has fled and he keeps disturbing the peace with prophecies of doom. Prophecies that seem destined to come true when a vast army encamps on the borders of their lands. Who are these people and why does their god command them to wipe out everyone in Canaan?

The men of Danel's city are proud of their fighting ability but it soon becomes clear that no battle can succeed against the god who conquered Pharaoh's armies. Seeking reassurance, Danel turns to a famous fortune teller but she only confirms the terrifying future of his grandfather's vision. Yet Danel can't just give up and accept his fate.

But what can a mere baker do to save his family, his city, and his people?

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