Empire of Gold: Foundations
The Empire of Gold series unveils the epic saga of the the Babylonian Captivity of the Jews. The lives and deeds of Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel mix with those of the legendary Nebuchadnezzar, Cyrus the Great and the pharaohs of old as world war erupts. Foundations covers the years of 628 to 610 BC, and the Bible comes to life in non-stop action. Who said history is boring? More
Regarding The Empire of Gold Series:
Babylonia, the queen of the ancient realms—the “Empire of Gold” spoken of by the prophet Daniel had such power, wealth, and splendor that its legend lives on in the imagination of the world today.
Assyria, the mighty domain, was Babylonia’s most powerful enemy for centuries. Its seemingly invincible capital city of Nineveh disappeared in one night.
Egypt, realm of the Nile, great in glory, with a tradition of power that stretched back into the distant mists of time—the Upper and Lower Kingdoms were reunited at last. Egypt was whole and determined to conquer the world.
Media and Persia, the first of the Aryan Empires, were now pressing into the Middle East, desperate for coastline territories and Mediterranean trade.
Judah, the tiny remnant of the chosen people of God, found itself caught in the middle of the struggles of its titan neighbors and the prophet Jeremiah struggled to understand God’s plan amid the chaos.
War consumed the world. Everything changed, politically, economically, and religiously. It would never be the same again, and the events have been recorded for us to learn from them.
This story, then, is, in essence, true. It is a creative narrative, a historical work told in the form of a series of novels. It makes use of admittedly free paraphrasing of the Scriptures. A careful reading of the biblical texts in light of the history and culture of the events allows for certain interpretations that are not evident at first in so-called “literal” translations. Meanings that are lost on the modern reader would have been obvious to the average person at the time they were written. The background information that brings these passages to life is available in Empire of Gold and is the primary reason for the writing of this series.
Empire of Gold is a chronicle crucial to both Christians and Jews, of great interest to historians, and just a good story for anyone else. It is a story of the supernatural and of God’s grace in unendurable trials. It is a story of power, war, treachery, and romance, all in epic proportions. Even better, it is true. Who said history was boring?
Regarding Empire of Gold: Foundations
The prequel to the Empire of Gold Series, Foundations sets the stage for the vast saga of the Babylonian Captivity of the Jews. It covers the years of 628 to 610 BC and introduces us to the people, places and politics of the ancient world.
What the Critics are Saying:
In the introduction to Empire of Gold: Foundations, the author asks, “Who said history was boring?” And this book takes away any doubt, dramatizing history with solid characters and full-bore action. We follow Jeremiah from his youth through the final scene as he is told he’s the prophet to the nations. The reader ends up caring about him and what happens next. The author does a good job of weaving biblical events, historical facts and imagined events and dialogue. The book brings the stories alive, and is a page-turner. —Judge, 2nd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published eBook Awards
What Readers are Saying:
***** 5 Stars!!! Superbly written and researched.
This is a book I would recommend to anyone. It makes the era of the Assyrians, Babylonians, Egyptians and the Israelites come alive. You will get to know the kings and leaders of these great empires personally instead of as just historical figures. Great book! J.S.
***** 5 Stars!! An Eye Opener!
The story is fast paced, very interesting, and I could hardly put it down. I would highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in ancient history or biblical studies. O.M.
***** 5 Stars!! A Great Read!
I found Empire of Gold: Foundations to be captivating AND informative AND a page-turner. Can’t ask much more than that. … I’m actually anxious to read the next books. B.B.
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