The Black Angel of the Lord

by Norman and Lynn Reed

I Kings 19:35 “That night the angel of the Lord went out and put to death a hundred and eighty-five thousand men in the Assyrian camp. When the people got up the next morning — there were all the dead bodies!”
~The Holy Bible, New International Version, 1984

“The Reed’s historical fiction novel presents an exciting read. The Black Angel of the Lord brings together ancient history, biblical storytelling, and creative fiction to electrify readers. Not content to accept the bare outline of allegorical interpretations of history, the Reeds delve into medieval readings of Bible verses and their own imaginations to explore the motivations of ancient historical figures. This is a thrilling story of human love and daring in the midst of political and cultural clashes with lessons for today’s readers about unwavering fidelity to the deep roots of Christian values.”

~Dr. Vivian Foss, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

“An intriguing historical fiction account of God’s defeat of the Assyrian army. The Black Angel of the Lord is a reminder that God could have used any number of scenarios and agents to save His people in Jerusalem.”

~Reverend Tyler Wagonmaker, Beaverdam, Michigan