Citadel and the Lamb (#03 in Seekers Series)
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As the Dutch Revolt Moves Into Full Array, a Young Family Is Caught in the Uncertainties of War.^^Sixteenth-century Holland has risen up in revolt against the occupation and religious oppression of King Philip II of Spain. Pieter-Lucas van den Garde, a gifted Dutch artist, continues his dangerous and strategic role of messenger for Willem van Oranje. Then, in the midst of the uncertainties of war, his wife, Aletta, gives birth to their second child.^Seeking to protect his family from being arrested by the Spanish soldiers and from being accused as Anabaptists, Pieter-Lucas takes them to the fortified city of Leyden, where he had once dreamed of studying art under a master artist. Here, the only painter Pieter-Lucas finds is Joris, an innkeeper who, for fear of persecution, will not admit to being a painter or to being a Jew. But his son's gift as an artist exposes them to a danger that cannot be contained.^When the Spaniards lay siege to Leyden, all their lives are in danger, and Aletta's mounting fears are finally pressed to the limit.^^In the Blackest of Nights, Where Is the Healer and the Lamb?
Book 3 in The Seekers. As the Dutch revolt against Spanish oppression moves into full engagement, Pieter-Lucas and Aletta move to Leyden for protection. Will their searching lead them to a faith that will prove to be a citadel stronger than the sword?
Ethel Herr is a freelance author and speaker and is the founder and director of Literature Ministry Fellowship. She has written several books including The Citadel and the Lamb, The Maiden's Sword, The Dove and the Rose and An Introduction to Christian Writing. Herr is the author of dozens of articles that have appeared in notable magazines such as Moody, The Christian Reader, Discipleship Journal and Christianity and the Arts. She resides in California with her husband Walter.