From Amazon--Powerful imagery creates a 'you are there' immersion in the story of the post-Flood world. Kacy Barnett-Gramckow fans raved about her extraordinary job of bringing the Flood to life in the Heavens Before. Now, she continues to flesh out the Bible's brief account of the rise of Nimrod and the Babel rebellion with scintillating characters and a wealth of imaginative detail.
My Comments--He Who Lifts The Skies, by Kacy Barnett-Gramckow, is anything but an uplifting story. Filled with bloody treachery and cruelty, it completely describes a society and kingdom that makes the Most High God their enemy. As history has proven over and over again, a nation without God will very likely become capable of any atrocity and will strip and faith away. But God! Yes, God will always win! No challenge to God's supremacy will endure. History proves this. "He Who Lifts The Skies" by Kacy Barnett-Gramckow captives the reader from the first line to the last, breathing life into ancient names by crafting a very plausible story from scant ancient historical records. This reviewer highly recommends this book.
The Heavens Before
by Kacy Barnett-Gramkow
From Amazon--Marginalized by society and mistreated by her own family, Annah befriends a young man she's never seen before. Shem is captivated by Annah's courage, and he risks everything to help her gain her freedom. Trusting in the Most High, Annah marries Shem and joins her strange new family in their solitary faith that will ultimately separate them from an ancient world of amazing beauty and appalling violence--a world fast approaching the unimaginable catastrophe of the Great Flood. Out of this chaos, only eight people will survive. Their world is our world. Their future is our own.
My Comments--Flooded with beautiful imagery, nearly poetic writing, and a compelling, yet fictional, story line that is anchored firmly in the Biblical account, The Heavens Before, plunges the reader into the character driven story of Annah and Shem. The Heavens Before resurrects their ancient lives and times from the dust bin of history. Kacy Barnett-Gramckow's masterful retelling of the reprobate days just before the great flood leaves the reader immensely satisfied. Five stars for sure!