This first book in the Lions of Judah series is the story of Noah, which begins
when he is 16, when he meets—and
is immediately smitten with—Lomeen. Noah convinces his family to let him
travel to her village, where he witnesses sacrifices to Ur-Baal, gets drunk and
sleeps with Lomeen. Despite Noah's talents and charisma, he remains single
for many years, his heart dwelling on Lomeen. Will he finally marry her or
will God have other plans for him?

This reviewer worries that the author took too much creative license with the
story, portraying Noah as a man unable
to let go of his lust-driven past, when
the Bible is clear that there was "no one more righteous or blameless in
his generation" than Noah. The book is a little dry, despite the subject
and Noah seems to lack strength and
character. SWEET (Oct., 320 pp., $11.99)

Reviewed by: 
Bev Huston