One of my favorite times of the year is upon us: the time when Connilyn Cossette releases a new book! I know that I can always count on her books to not only be a wonderful read but also to challenge me and cause me to draw closer to my God. I’m very excited about her newest release To Dwell Among Cedars.
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About the Book
Title: To Dwell Among CedarsAuthor: Connilyn Cossette
Series: The Covenant House, Book 1
Publication Date: December 1, 2020
Publisher: Bethany House
Print Length: 368 pages
Summary from the publisher: Eight years ago, when the Philistines stole and then surrendered the ark of the covenant back to the Israelites, Eliora left her Philistine homeland to follow the ark to the community of Kiryat Yearim. There, the family she was adopted into has guarded the ark at the top of a mountain in seclusion.
Ronen is a Levite musician determined to secret away the ark to a more fitting resting place, watched over by priests who would restore the Holy of Holies. He never expected that the Philistine girl he rescued years ago would now be part of the very family he’s tasked to deceive.
As Ronen’s attempts to charm Eliora lead them in unexpected directions, betrayal leaves Eliora with strained family ties and Ronen questioning his own loyalties. Ultimately, Eliora and Ronen are caught up in the battle for the soul of Israel and its future under the leadership of Samuel, the last judge before the era of the kings begins.
Words always fail me when I try to describe how much I love Mrs. Cossette’s Biblical fiction books. I know that I would love any genre of story she chose to write because her character-building is so on point and her storytelling is just so good, but the fact that she chooses to write Biblical fiction makes her books life-changing for me. Every single one of them has brought new insight and dimension to my spiritual walk and this one was no exception. I love how this particular book highlighted that the “God of Israel” has always had a heart for people of other nations who desired to follow Him with all their heart and joined themselves to His people. I think this is a truth that many of us think began only when Jesus came so I always love it when someone teaches on this truth, but to have it in story form is the very best! I also loved the beauty of the theme of adoption that Mrs. Cossette wove into this story. It broke my heart and moved me to tears several times to see such a beautiful picture of how Israel’s God has made us His own illustrated in this book.
I received a complimentary electronic copy of this book from the author. I highly recommend this book!
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About the Author
Connilyn Cossette is a Christy Award and Carol Award winning author whose books have been found on both ECPA and CBA bestseller lists. When she is not engulfed in the happy chaos of homeschooling two teenagers, devouring books whole, or avoiding housework, she can be found digging into the rich ancient world of the Bible to discover gems of grace that point to Jesus and weaving them into an immersive fiction experience. Although she and her husband have lived all over the country in their twenty-plus years of marriage, they currently call a little town south of Dallas, Texas their home. Connect with her at ConnilynCossette.com.