Victim of Babylon

by Sam Richardson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/23/2024

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 238
ISBN : 9781665754835
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 238
ISBN : 9781665754859
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 238
ISBN : 9781665754842

About the Book

In Jerusalem in 600 BC, Miriam is betrothed to Zoram, her lifelong love. He disappears on the same night that his master is murdered under mysterious circumstances, and Miriam is left confused and alone. In an effort to bring Zoram out of hiding, officials announce the eventual stoning of Miriam, calling her an accomplice. She is to be abused and tormented but not until dead, for the officials need incentive to draw out her betrothed. There is one thing that could save her, though: marriage to the odious Murdus, who holds her life in his hands. She refuses, and when Zoram never returns, Miriam is left to face death while wondering if she’ll ever uncover the truth behind Zoram’s permanent disappearance. Miriam is an inspiring story of a woman from Jerusalem who strives to take charge of her own life when faced with danger, death, and injustice. Underlying this dilemma is a story steeped in acts of pride, jealousy, and—ultimately—the power that forgiveness brings. Miriam’s fictional story is based on a setting in the Book of Mormon, a canon in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “Very believable. Miriam was easy and fun to read. I read it in less than a day.” —Eva Bentley, Doctrinal Scholar “Hard to put down; well thought out; a very good read. Very plausible and logical in relating to the events as they were recorded. I liked the flavor, the narrative, the research. It had a feel of genuineness to it.” —Owen H. Richardson, Author and Artist

About the Author

A Vietnam veteran, Sam Richardson was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He went to Snow College, the University of Utah, and later, to Salt Lake Community College. He studied Design, Graphics and Desktop Publishing. He also took two different writers’ courses, one of them being the Famous Writers Course founded by Bennet Cerf and Rod Serling (though these two were not his private instructors), and the other from an award-winning Utah poet. He has illustrated many books and designed many covers (including the cover for this book). He has also done typesetting, editing and ghostwriting, much of it for two Utah-based book publishers. Mister Richardson’s enthusiasm for art has resulted in three features in Utah newspapers, namely: the announcement that he won second-place and three dollars in the Deseret News Buck Rogers drawing contest in 1956, an article in the Church Section of the Deseret News covering the unveiling of a painting he did of the Manti temple for the Snow College LDS seminary in 1967, and an article in the Arts Section of the Salt Lake Tribune covering a class he was giving on cartooning. Sam has written four other fiction books: Soul of Paradise, Carolee’s Shadow, a religious philosophy book called The Devil Loves the Goddess, and Kayleen, It’s Okay to Cry, based on a true story. His non-fiction work includes Becoming True Saviors of Men, Formulas to Move Heaven, The Spirit of God like a Fire Is Burning which contains true stories of miracles in the author’s families, and the families of his cousins with which he grew up and worked, and How to Make Your Own Lathe, Drill Press and Table Saw. Sam Richardson has also published a book of most of the poems he had written by the year 2013. He has published and will be marketing a book his sister—Nancy Petersen—wrote called Terra Magic. Mr. Richardson has taken passages from his journal to create a mini journal dedicated to his sojourn in Vietnam called Sam’s Vietnam. He enjoys many arts: Drawing and Painting, Music, Music Theory, Writing and Poetry. Sam is the widower of Clara Moya, has two children, seven grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.