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By the Waters of Babylon

A Captive's Song - Psalm 137

Author Mesu Andrews
Narrator Brennan S. McPherson
Runtime 4.80 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher McPherson Publishing
Downloads ZIP M4B
Release Date August 21, 2018
Availability: Unrestricted (available worldwide)

Experience the psalms like never before - through heart-pounding fiction!

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?

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Experience the psalms like never before - through heart-pounding fiction!

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?

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A blessing waiting to be listened to
I wasn't sure about this when I first started listening when I got to work this morning, but I knew I needed to listen to something... uplifting... something Christian. Something to lift my spirit rather than drag me further down into the depression our country's current situation has put many of us in. I had no idea what it was about, but wanted to hear something I hadn't listened to before.

It was an amazing escape, and it reminded me of what God told me a few weeks ago. No matter what happens we are blessed. If my father came out of his fall mostly unscathed, or if he had head trauma again, our family was still blessed. We are blessed not based on our circumstances but because we are loved by our creator. And this book has reinforced that message.
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Review by / (Posted on 9/1/2020)
Quite forced and disconnected
Not a great read. I found it very verbose and disconnected from the passages it was supposedly based on. The connection felt quite forced, and the story itself wasn't particularly gripping.
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Review by / (Posted on 8/21/2020)
Great story with detailed historical and cultural descriptions.
I don't get to read / listen to much fiction these days, but this was well worth the time! I don't know how accurate the historical, cultural, etc. descriptions are, but Andrews' writing style places you back in Babylonian times and into Jeremiah's prophecies. The story is more of a romance than I would usually look for, but it's more complex and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Review by / (Posted on 8/19/2020)
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