Biblical Fiction

To Dwell Among Cedars by Connilyn Cosette. A Review

About The Book

Eight years ago, when the Philistines stole and then surrendered the ark of the covenant back to the Israelites, Eliora left her Philistine homeland to follow the ark to the community of Kiryat Yearim. There, the family she was adopted into has guarded the ark at the top of a mountain in seclusion.Ronen is a Levite musician determined to secret away the ark to a more fitting resting place, watched over by priests who would restore the Holy of Holies. He never expected that the Philistine girl he rescued years ago would now be part of the very family he’s tasked to deceive.As Ronen’s attempts to charm Eliora lead them in unexpected directions, betrayal leaves Eliora with strained family ties and Ronen questioning his own loyalties. Ultimately, Eliora and Ronen are caught up in the battle for the soul of Israel and its future under the leadership of Samuel, the last judge before the era of the kings begins.Amazon|Goodreads|ChristianBooks

My Thoughts

Wow! It took a while to write down this review because I was looking for the best way to bring justice to this story and say I loved it all round. I loved every minute of the story from start to finish and just confess I read it in bits because I didn’t want it to end.
This story challenged me in many ways and checked my faith pushed me to want to know more about God, reminded me that I am loved just as I am I don’t need to prove anything, I am accepted. Showed me that faith can much more than fear.
I loved every minute of this book, I loved Eliora, I understood her because we’ve all been there wanting to prove our worth and unwilling to accept that we are enough, we are loved. I loved that she grew to accept that love from her family realising she didn’t have to prove herself.
I also enjoyed Ronen’s side of the story although he wasn’t sure of what to believe and also followed blindly, I love that he was willing to step back and search the truth for himself.
I could go on and on but you should read the book for yourself.
Looking forward to Lukio’s story.I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. All opinions expressed are solely mine.

About The Author

Connilyn Cossette is the CBA-Bestselling, Christy Nominated author of the Out from Egypt Series and the Cities of Refuge Series. When she’s not engulfed in the happy chaos of homeschooling two teenagers, devouring books whole, or avoiding housework, she can be found digging into the rich ancient world of the Bible. She delights in discovering new gems of grace that point to Jesus and weaving them into an immersive fiction experience. Although she and her husband have lived all over the country in the last twenty-plus years, they currently call North Carolina home.Connect with Connilyn:
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