Miriam by Mesu Andrews

This was a wonderful biblical fiction book. Menu Andrews brings the biblical characters to life. She takes a few mentions in the bible and builds a fantastic story around it. As you read this you just feel that this was what they were really like. Even though I knew the basic story of Moses she made him and all her characters real for me. I received this book from Bloggingforbooks for a fair and honest opinion.   

 “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.”Mesu Andrews’ deep understanding of and love for God’s Word brings the biblicalworld alive for her readers. Her first novel, “Love Amid the Ashes “won the2012 ECPA Book of the Year for a Debut Author. Her three subsequent novels, “Love’s””Sacred Song, Love in a Broken Vessel,” and “The Shadow of Jezebel “all released togreat reader enthusiasm. Mesu lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband Roy.  

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