A novel of the Maccabees
The Silent Years
On Sale: January 2, 2018
Featuring: Leah; Judah
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The miraculous story of the Maccabees told through the eyes
of a woman who learns that love requires both courage and
sacrifice. Seeking safety after a hard childhood, Leah
marries a strong and gentle man of the nation of Judah. But
when the ruler of the land issues a life-altering decree,
her newfound peace--and the entire Jewish heritage--is put
Seeking peace and safety after a hard childhood, Leah
marries Judah, a strong and gentle man, and for the first
time in her life Leah believes she can rest easily. But the
land is ruled by Antiochus IV, descended from one of
Alexander the Great's generals, and when he issues a decree
that all Jews are to conform to Syrian laws upon pain of
death, devout Jews risk everything to follow the law of Moses.
Judah's father resists the decree, igniting a war that will
cost him his life. But before dying, he commands his son to
pick up his sword and continue the fight--or bear
responsibility for the obliteration of the land of Judah.
Leah, who wants nothing but peace, struggles with her
husband's decision--what kind of God would destroy the peace
she has sought for so long?
The miraculous story of the courageous Maccabees is told
through the eyes of Judah's wife, who learns that love
requires courage . . . and sacrifice.
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