The Stone of Ebenezer Book 1: Trilogy of Kings Saga by Susan Van Volkenburgh
There are some things that should not be forgotten, some truths that should not be forsaken. A story torn from the pages of antiquity, in an age where gods ruled the land: two men, two nations, drawn into an immortal struggle.
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Vengeance burns within him. To forgive was the one thing he could not do.
NAGAD’s life was perfect until it was torn
apart by the ravages of war. Now, haunted by his past, this young conscript
must meet the enemy in battle. With shaking rage the nations collide in a
fierce conflict for dominance. Yet more is at stake than the survival of a
people. The dispute contests the claim of immortal supremacy, the outcome to
prove whose god reigns omnipotent.
And so, Nagad of Benjamin pushes on through
the raging tide of battle. But to no avail. Soon crushed by the mighty war
machine of Philistia, thousands of Hebrew soldiers lay slaughtered upon the
carrion infested field. Hope has abandoned them. Then it is remembered, that in
the days of their fathers, any army that bore the Ark of the Covenant could not
be defeated. They need the Ark, for only then can the Chosen of God prevail
against the enemy.
But they are wrong. The appetite of the
bloodthirsty Philistines is not yet satisfied.
In the days of the last judge of Israel, from the foothills of Ephraim to the coast of the Great Sea, THE STONE OF EBENEZER is a sweeping saga of loss and revenge. This extraordinary tale from the Bible is brought to life, woven together in a tapestry of details, accurately portrayed in light of historical, archeological, and cultural landscapes.
As nations clash in a struggle for regional dominance, two men, on opposite sides, each strive to overcome the past and reconcile faith in his god.
Beyond the Biblical account of the conflict at Aphek and the ensuing trouble that follows the Ark of the Covenant, this story transcends to the post-9/11 world and the crisis of faith brought about by loss and grief. THE STONE OF EBENEZER moves beyond the field of battle, looking intimately into the hearts and minds of those dwelling within opposing nations.
Grand Prize Winner of the New Look Writing Contest
An amazing, vivid account of biblical events is historically accurate where God’s judgments, treacherous journeys, blood battles and even romance come alive to the reader in this skillfully written epic story. Foreword written by Rev. Judith Wiegman