O, Israel, you have destroyed yourself, but in me is your help. (Hosea 13:9)
After repeated prophetic warnings to turn from idolatry and repent, the northern kingdom of Israel was overrun by Assyria and her people scattered beyond recognition in 722 B.C.E. The southern kingdom of Judah fell 136 years later, also victims of their own wilfulness.
Israel had truly destroyed herself, for a season.
Three novels based on the lives of the prophets Elijah, Hosea and Daniel explore the tragedy of Israel’s destruction in the context of God’s abundant promises to restore and redeem her.