Frieda Clark Hyman. Nehemiah is cupbearer to the mighty king Artaxerxes, but his first allegiance is to God and Israel. In Jerusalem the walls are broken down, the people are often discouraged, and faithful scribe Ezra is too old to lead the people. Read how Nehemiah prays for courage to ask leave of the king. Learn about the customs of the day, and see how, with God’s help, Nehemiah inspires the people and overcomes enemies. 182 pages; paper; Bethlehem Books.