About the Book
A captive orphan girl becomes Judah’s captivating queen.
Ishma comes to the prophet Isaiah’s home as a five-year-old orphan, her spirit decimated after watching her family murdered and herself taken captive to Samaria. But over time, with tenderness and care, the girl is revived, and Isaiah and his wife adopt Ishma, giving her a new name—Zibah, delight of the Lord.
As the years pass, Zibah wins Prince Hezekiah’s favor, a boy determined to rebuild the kingdom his father has nearly destroyed. But loving this man awakens Zibah’s painful past and calls into question the very foundation of her father’s prophecies. Can she learn to rely on only Yahweh, who gives life, calms fear, and conquers nations?
About the Author
Mesu Andrews’ deep understanding of and love for God’s Word brings the biblical world alive for her readers. She and her husband, Roy, live in a log cabin snuggled into the beautiful Appalachian Mountains with their dog, Zeke. The Andrews’ have two married daughters and a small tribe of grandkids. Mesu loves movies, football, waterfalls, and travel.
Although I’ve read several of Andrews’ books, I’m drawn back over and over because I feel as though I’m there, seeing the Bible come alive.
For example, here’s a prayer from Isaiah’s Daughter that spoke to my heart:
“God of our fathers, Giver of life and breath, You are our Rock, our fortress, and our Deliverer in times of trouble. It is in You that we take refuge when the cares of this life grow too heavy to bear. You are our Shield in every battle, our Stronghold when we must rest, and the Strength of our salvation.”
Even though the customs and settings may be exotic, her characters still struggle with worry, dashed hopes, sorrow, pain, in other words, the same real-life problems I have. It’s a love story threaded throughout with political intrigue and family conflicts. Yes, it’s is fiction, but it’s an uplifting story that drives me to the Bible.A captive girl becomes Judah's captivating queen. If you love #biblicalfiction with a very real, current message, you'll love #IsaiahsDaughter by @mesuandrews. #newrelease Click To Tweet
Andrews’ website also has free resources. You can even read a sample chapter.
If you want to know more about how she builds her beautiful stories and immerses us in Bible times, check out this post on her website: How Do We Know Isaiah’s Daughter? and read about the time she met a real-life Hephzibah in today’s #SeriouslyWrite post.