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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Book Review: Unveiling the Kings of Israel

Book Name: Unveiling the Kings of Israel
Author: David Downs
176 Pages
Publisher: Master Books
Recommended Ages:  10-15

Unveiling the Kings of Israel by David Down is a resource that takes you through the Old Testament and some of the New revealing the Bible's historical accuracy according to archaeological finds. Downs reveals that because of the inaccurate dating of traditional archeology sometimes people think that the events in the Bible are fictitious. Downs shows that once the dating has been revised according to the Bible all of the evidence is there to support it. With beautiful, colorful photographs gracing every page this book is an excellent supplement to go along with a home school study on Ancient Israel.
  I found the book interesting and informing. The writing style was easy to understand- the accounts of the biblical stories fresh. As I said above, the photographs were beautiful and made the whole experience more enjoyable. I love biblical archeology so I was glued to this book from beginning to end!
  I was, however, disappointed by the lack of evidence that was laid out. Don't get me wrong- there was some evidence there, but I was expecting there to be more. I realize that this is not an apologetics textbook but more of a historical culture book.  Therefore, this book was excellent for whetting the appetite for further research but definitely not stand alone in it's proof of Biblical records.
  Even though I would never give this book to an unbeliever in hopes of proving the Bible's historical accuracy, I look forward to using it in any future studies that I may do with my brothers and sisters.

Buy the book here: Unveiling the Kings of Israel

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review from New Leaf Publishing.


  1. Sounds like a good book Amy. When I have more time to read something other than labels I'll look into it. LOL!

  2. Definitely on my to read list! Thanks for the great review!

  3. Hi Amy! I'm having a photo challenge and I thought you might be interested in joining! The theme is animals! Here's the address if you'd like to enter:
    Thanks so so much! Hope to see a entry from you soon!