Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Ezekiel's Song by Naomi Craig

Book: Ezekiel’s Song

Author: Naomi Craig

Genre: Biblical Fiction

Release date: August 16, 2022

A prophet’s heart broken, a woman’s joy gone. What does Yahweh have planned for His people?

On the brink of Jerusalem’s demise, devoted priest, Ezekiel, sees the insincerity of Judah’s worship. Despite his efforts to call the people back to true worship of Yahweh, priests, artisans, valiant warriors, and royals are exiled to Babylon. When God gives him messages of continued judgment for the people in his homeland, his heart breaks. How can he minister to the people from so far away?

The presence of the Lord is tangible when Shiriel sings in the temple, and her voice prepares the hearts of many to worship. When she is exiled to Babylon, her faith is shaken. Does the Lord’s presence extend beyond Jerusalem and His holy temple?

Ezekiel is struck mute and paralyzed as he begins his prophetic ministry, and Shiriel devises a plan to get the Lord’s message back to the unfaithful people of Judah. Shiriel struggles with discontentment as serving the Lord looks nothing like she’d imagined. Can she provide for her family and carry out her husband’s ministry when her joy is gone, and her own dreams are placed on hold?

How will Yahweh save His people from themselves? Find out in Ezekiel’s Song!


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Biblical Fiction is not usually a genre that interests me. The Synopsis of the book Ezekiel's Song by Naomi Craig was intriguing and I choose to read this book. Naomi Craig is also new to me author. 

Ezekiel is trying to get the people of Jerusalem back to loving God and believing. He really wants to minister to the People but God is giving judgments on his people and it breaks Ezekiel's heart.  Shiriel, Ezekiel's wife, is signing in the Temple and wants to worship to the people. The people of Jerusalem, including Shiriel, are exciled to Babylon. Ezekiel has become Mute and Paralyzed, so Shiriel has to take over her husband's ministry. Shiriel seems to have lost her joy and wonders if she can provide for her family while doing the ministry. Will Yahweh provide for his people or will the ministry fall? 

I will say that it took me 3 chapters to really begin to enjoy this book. The book started off slow and took me a bit to understand the storyline. Once I began to understand the storyline, I was hooked. I really like how Ezekiel was focused on helping the people who needed encouragement in their faith. Shiriel was also committed to the ministry, especially when Ezekiel couldn't. The book is Biblical fiction, but the author really incorporates Scripture and more to encourage the reader. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Biblical Fiction. GREAT BOOK! 

Author of Biblical fiction, avid reader, pastor’s wife, Naomi loves reading the Bible and imagining how things were at the time. When she’s not serving in various areas at church, trying to stay on top of mountains of dishes or convincing her rescue dog, Freeway, to be cute on command for Instagram reels, you’ll most likely find her enjoying a good book and a cup of coffee. Naomi co-hosts #BehindTheStory with Naomi and Lisa, an author interview show on YouTube and your podcast platform of choice.


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What do you recall about Ezekiel?

The wheel within the wheel?

The dry bones living.

Ezekiel 4:9 bread?

Did you know the Lord asked him to prepare his food over human dung? Or that he was paralyzed for about 14 months? What about mute for seven years?

There are so many bizarre prophecies and symbolisms in the book of Ezekiel. So many prophecies that are yet to be fulfilled. Raise your hand if you tend to skim through these parts of God’s word.

I do.

But when I read Ezekiel a couple years back, the story really jumped of the page.

What about the people who lived with the prophecies and symbolisms?

Ezekiel saw the Lord, and the message He gave was one of Jerusalem finally meeting their just reward.

Only problem is Ezekiel is already in Babylon.

Oh and there’s the whole paralyzed and mute thing.

How is a man who is physically and geographically bound able to get this message a world away?

What was it like to live on rations of war (contrary to how today’s scientists have discovered the right combination to make nutrient dense, protein packed super bread?) in a land that wasn’t suffering from famine or scarcity.

How did the prophet respond when the people who heard the message in Babylonia and Jerusalem brushed it aside as inconsequential?

Ezekiel’s Song explores the lives of those affected by the prophecies. You’ll meet Ezekiel–in the priestly service, turned prophet, Shiri—the Bible states Ezekiel had a wife, her name and her backstory is my imagination, and Gilead—a fictional valiant warrior from Jerusalem.

Discover the book of Ezekiel like you’ve never seen it before!

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To celebrate her tour, Naomi is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Lori Smanski said... Best Blogger Tips

thank you for your thoughts. this is also a new to me author. I dont really read a lot of biblical fiction as I like to stay as close what the bible says as possible. I may check this out now.

Naomi C said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks so much for hosting Ezekiel's Song and your kind review

Stormy Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

Ezekiel's Song sounds like a book that will keep me glued to the pages, thanks for sharing it with me!

Thanks, Happily Managing a Household of Boys, for sharing your review!

Have a terrific day!

marisela zuniga said... Best Blogger Tips

I liked your review, thank you for sharing

K said... Best Blogger Tips

Really nice book cover design! I can't wait to give this a read--thanks so much for sharing it!

Emma said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds like one I would enjoy!

Roxanne C. said... Best Blogger Tips

I enjoy Biblical fiction when I get to read it, especially when I learn new historical facts.

Caryl Kane said... Best Blogger Tips

Kendra, Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Ezekiel's Song sounds like one not to miss.

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