Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! I don’t know whether you’ve heard about the new Psalm series that is underway, but I had the pleasure of reading the second book in this series this week—By the Waters of Babylon by Mesu Andrews. What an amazing story! You can check out my review here.
~ About the Book ~
When Babylon destroys Jerusalem, as Yahweh warned through his prophets, the captives’ bitterness and grief pours out in the Captives’ Psalm:
“[By the rivers of Babylon] we sat as exiles, mourning our captivity, and wept with great love for Zion. Our music and mirth were no longer heard, only sadness. We hung up our harps on the willow trees.” (Psalm 137:1-2, The Passion Translation)
A young Israelite woman is among them, captured by a mercenary Scythian prince. Driven toward Babylon by both hatred and hope, she endures captivity to reunite with her husband.
But will he be there when she reaches Babylon? Will the prince risk the Scythian throne – and his life – to believe in the Hebrew God?
Can they both find what they seek when they meet the prophet Ezekiel. . . by the waters of Babylon?
~ First Line ~
I once was a goddess who led a prince to Yahweh.
How’s that for a beginning, huh? Wait until you read how it all plays out!
I’d love it if you’d share the first line of whatever you’re currently reading in the comments. And don’t forget, you can find out what other bloggers are sharing for First Line Friday by going over to Hoarding Books blog and finding all the links. If you’ve got your own blog, why not join in and add your link over there. 🙂