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Of Fire and Lions

(2019)
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The Old Testament book of Daniel comes to life in this novel for fans of Lynn Austin's Chronicles of the Kings series or Francine Rivers' Mark of the Lion series.

Survival. A Hebrew girl first tasted it when she escaped death nearly 70 years ago as the Babylonians ransacked Jerusalem and took their finest as captives. She thought she'd perfected in the many years among the Magoi and the idol worshipers, pretending with all the others in King Nebuchadnezzar's court. Now, as Daniel's wife and a septuagenarian matriarch, Belili thinks she's safe and that she can live out her days in Babylon without fear - until the night Daniel is escorted to Belshazzar's palace to interpret mysterious handwriting on a wall. The Persian Army invades, and Bellili's tightly wound secrets unfurl with the arrival of the conquering army. What will the reign of Darius mean for Daniel, a man who prays to Yahweh alone?

Ultimately, Yahweh's sovereign hand guides Jerusalem's captives, and the frightened Hebrew girl is transformed into a confident woman who realizes her need of the God who conquers both fire and lions.

Genre: Inspirational

Praise for this book

"Mesu Andrews is a master at writing biblical fiction! In Of Fire and Lions, she invites us on a seemingly familiar journey, and then--with a passion for truth and impeccable research--Mesu opens our eyes to an entirely new perspective that shatters familiarity and propels us right back to God's Word. A compelling, brilliantly written novel, Of Fire and Lions is one of those rare stories that will stick with you for a lifetime." - Melanie Dobson

"Of Fire and Lions is a breathtaking and intricately told story of life and love in Babylonian captivity. Mesu Andrews's well-researched tale brings to life Daniel and his wife, showing in vivid detail the challenges their love experienced in a pagan and hostile environment. Andrews gives readers a fascinating inside look at familiar biblical accounts (like the three men in the fiery furnace), all the while developing a beautiful and timeless love story." - Jody Hedlund

"A masterpiece of imagination that flows from both biblical and historical records, Of Fire and Lions will challenge you, convict you, and entertain you all at the same time!" - Anne Mateer

"Mesu's stories are immersive in the best sense of the word. Tackling Daniel? Not easy. But she succeeds with a captivating story line and gives penetrating truths that will go deep into your mind and heart." - James L Rubart

"Once again, skilled storyteller Mesu Andrews has accomplished what so many of us wish to do--peek into the lives of cherished and sometimes mysterious Bible characters, walk with them, hear the words behind their groans, and feel the change in temperature as the shadow of the Almighty falls over them. A beautiful and important novel." - Cynthia Ruchti


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Hardback Editions

April 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Of Fire and Lions
Author(s): Mesu Andrews
ISBN: 1-64358-155-4 / 978-1-64358-155-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Christian Series Level I (24)
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Paperback Editions

March 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Of Fire and Lions: A Novel
Author(s): Mesu Andrews
ISBN: 0-7352-9186-1 / 978-0-7352-9186-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: WaterBrook
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March 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Of Fire and Lions: A Novel
Author(s): Mesu Andrews
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March 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Of Fire and Lions: A Novel
Author(s): Mesu Andrews
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March 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Of Fire and Lions: A Novel
Author(s): Mesu Andrews
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March 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Of Fire and Lions: A Novel
Author(s): Mesu Andrews
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2019 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Of Fire and Lions: A Novel
Author(s): Mesu Andrews
Publisher: WaterBrook
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