Summary of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego,
As told by Rosalind Edwards
Illustrated by Luke Edwards
This book, written in verse, and beautifully illustrated, tells the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, as written in the biblical book of Daniel, Chapter 3.
It begins with these 3 Hebrew boys learning the ways of their God at home in Israel, then continues with their capture into slavery by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon .
The boys are forced to learn the ways of the Babylonians, but are tested when Nebuchadnezzar orders that whenever his musicians play their instruments, all men must bow down to a huge golden image of the king.
The boys refuse – rather facing death than dishonouring the God of their youth.
King Nebuchadnezzar is so mad that he orders the 3 young men to be thrown into a firey furnace. To his absolute incredulity, the boys are not burnt in the fire – but are seen walking amongst the flames, accompanied by a 4th man who looks (in King Nebuchandnezzar’s own words) like a “son of gods”.
The God of Israel saved them from the fire – and sent an angel (or, as many Christians believe, Jesus Christ himself) to walk with them through the fire.
This book has been written to show children, and remind adults, of the greatness and power and faithfulness of God . It has detailed, coloured illustrations which depict the story in a way designed to enthral and motivate all readers. Written in verse, it is the author’s intention that children and adults alike will vividly remember this real life story – and the message of the love and might of God will stay in their hearts and minds forever.
Excerpt from Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego
The 3 young men with passion spoke
In answer to his speech,
“Öur God is more than capable
To rescue from your reach”.
“But will He choose to save today?
We know not that for sure,
But what we DO know Mr King is that
We will Never
Bow down to a god of yours.”
For more information on this book contact Rosalind Edwards: firstname.lastname@example.org
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