This is the story of a handful of boys in 650BC Israel who encounter life’s challenges head on. Good friends, family, faith in God and trust that total strangers can be relied upon even when there seems to be no other choice. Perhaps family life 2650 years ago was not as different as we hope to see them today. Husbands are commanded to love their wives, sons adore their fathers, and daughters display the Godlike feminine qualities of their mothers. But regardless of the times we live in, life is full of hardship and danger. How we react to that danger tells the lord and mankind who we really are. “Jacob listened for an hour or more, putting together the story as they talked on and off about why they were here and who had sent them. Finally he decided that is was futile to try to save anyone: evidently there was no one left to save. As far as he knew he was the sole survivor of the once proud little village of Hamadi. It was hard for him to control his emotions as he sat in his hiding place and listen to the soldier’s talk of the atrocities they had performed upon his people, but then his thoughts turned to Lehi and Ishmael.”
Richard L Tenney was raised and educated in Northern California. He has combined many years of travel, study and research to produce this novel. “From the minute I started my fi rst rough notes on this book the story would not leave me alone. It pushed and challenged and nagged at me until the fi nal note was struck.” He married Sally Jo Bishop in 1971. They are the parents of seven children.