Thursday, February 18, 2016

Miriam by Mesu Andrews

From the publisher:
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?

Book 1 in the Treasures of the Nile is The Pharaoh's Daughter.  You don't have to read that to understand this book but there are some part in the beginning of this book that if you haven't read the previous book will seem a bit confusing.  I actually enjoyed this book much more than the previous book.  

Mesu Andrews is a writer who gives detail upon details to Biblical stories.  She will create the world in ways that you may not have seen before.  I love the story of Moses and the Israelite's' freedom from Egypt but I have never felt so infested in the Egyptian lives as I did while reading this book.  I felt the pain and sorrow of what was happening, as well as the Israelite's' struggle to understand God and His plagues.

There was a lot of deep conversation about the silence of God.  I really resonated with this because I have experienced this.  To read about Miriam going through this and finding out new ways to listen and find God was very inspirational.

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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