Heart of a Lion
Prolific writer Gilbert Morris (House of Winslow series and more) has turned his talents to chronicling the multigenerational saga of Jesus Christ’s ancestors. Heart of a Lion kicks off the series with a look at Noah before the building of the famous ark. Noah and his family are presented as fully human–loving, fearing, and doubting like everyone else, despite the enormity of the role they will have in the fate of mankind. After Noah has been given his instructions to build the ark, it is their faith and the knowledge that they “have found grace” in the eyes of the Strong One which sustain and let them carry on when otherwise they would have faltered in their mission. Through Morris’ clear and easily read writing, readers can feel like they are actually there as a part of Noah’s family and can share in the joy for the future when the ark at lasts touches land again. Heart of a Lion is a fine launching-off point for Morris’ proposed Lions of Judah series, which would be equally pleasing to young adults.