Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Miriam: A Treasures of the Nile Novel
There are countless stories about Moses and the Exodus, but this is the first time I have read a fictional novel based on Miriam. This gave me a different perspective of a well known story. For me, this was not a quick read. I took my time and let it soak in enjoying every page. It is very evident that the author knows the Bible well and although this is a fictional story, it is rich in biblical truths. As I read I felt as if I was in a different time period, a time of long ago, experiencing the life of an Israelite for myself.
Sometimes I am leary of novels based on Bible characters. I don't want to be misled or read a distorted story of a beloved character, but this book does quite the opposite. This book enriched my understanding of a story I thought I knew well. It had me thinking about God's goodness well after I put the book down. I encourage you to read this book if you enjoy novels based on biblical stories. I do think you will be blessed!
From the Back of the Book:
At eighty-six, Miriam has 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 - Yaweh - 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 locust, can they weather the resulting fury of Pharaoh?
Enter an exotic land where thousands of pagan deities are worshiped. Pharaohs rule, and the Israelite's cry out to a God they only think they understand.
***Thank you to blogging for books for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.