The Hebrews call me prophetess, the Egyptians a seer.
But I am neither. I am simply a watcher of Israel
and the messenger of El Shaddai.
When He speaks to me in dreams, I interpret. When He whispers a melody, I sing.
At eighty-six, Miriam had devoted her entire life to loving El Shaddai and serving His people as both midwife and messenger. Yet when her brother Moses returns to Egypt from exile, he brings a disruptive message. God has a new name – Yahweh – and has declared a radical deliverance for the Israelites.
Miriam and her beloved family face an impossible choice: cling to familiar bondage or embrace uncharted freedom at an unimaginable cost. Even if the Hebrews survive the plagues set to turn the Nile to blood and unleash a maelstrom of frogs and locusts, can they weather the resulting fury of the Pharaoh?
Enter an exotic land where a cruel Pharaoh reigns, pagan priests wield black arts, and the Israelites cry out to a God they only think they know.
I always have trouble writing reviews of books that I like/love more than ones I don’t like. Why? Because I don’t want to spoil anything for you if you choose to read it. I want you to soak up every word and detail on your own and enjoy it as much as I did.
I will admit I am always a little nervous about reading “Biblical Fiction.” Will it stay true to God’s word? Will it honor God? I always wrestle with that. I love when a book makes me want to snatch up my Bible and compare and this book did just that.
Andrews is an amazing writer. This is the first book I read by her and it will not be the last. The detail and love she has put into this book is amazing. You can just relate completely with Miriam. But my favorite quote of the book actually came from Taliah:
“The strange and frightening things that make you question Yahweh are the very things that help me believe…….. I don’t want a warm-bread god that I can understand. I need a God who hears my hopeless cries at the edge of Goshen when I think my husband is dead. I need a God I can’t explain to do the things I know are impossible.” pg. 280
Oh my that quote. I LOVE that quote. Just read this book. It truly was one of the best books I have read this year…. maybe even the past 5 years… at least. Just go.. read it now!!
- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: WaterBrook (March 15, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1601426011
- ISBN-13: 978-1601426017
I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.