Title: No Turning Back: The Epic Lives of Elijah and Elisha
Author: Joseph Szabo
Print: Amazon Kindle, 2021
This is a short novel covering the lives of Elijah and Elisha. This author does an excellent job at keeping the story inline with the Biblical narrative of the two main characters and those they interact with.
It begins with Elijah getting ready to anoint Elisha as the next prophet. As it goes along, there are some flashbacks to various events in the life of Elijah.
As a novel based on some biblical characters, the author does take some liberty to add in words and events that are not found in the Bible. With this liberty, however, the author does keep true to the biblical narrative.
The story moves along with a good pace, never getting boring or dry, but not overloaded with extreme excitement or adventure. It also gives what the characters may have been feeling or thinking in during the various events.
This is an early first edition that does have a few grammatical and spelling errors. The author is in the process of correcting these and getting the online version updated correctly.
I highly recommend reading this book, if you like short novels and narratives of biblical characters. It is a good book for middle school and higher aged children to read for a look at the lives of Elijah and Elisha that covers between the lines of the Bible’s narrative.