A Treasures Of The Nile Novel book 2
by Mesu Andrews
-From the back cover-
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 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 – 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 Pharaoh?
Enter an exotic land where thousands of pagan deities are worshiped, Pharaohs rule, and the Israelites cry out to a God they only think they understand.
The time of the Exodus comes to life...
Another moving and very powerful story from one of the best names in Biblical fiction. Miriam opens up the world of the Exodus and helps you dig deep down into yourself and, even more so, into the Bible.
This Book received a 4.5 Bark rating.
One of the things I love best about Mesu Andrews writing is that she takes these Biblical heroes off the pedestals we've put them on. They are people, just like us, they made the same mistakes people do today. In Miriam the title character has several struggles, one of which is that she feels replaced and unimportant when God chooses to reveal His salvation of the Hebrews through her little brother, Moses, instead of her. She has been El Shaddai's prophetess for decades, when quite suddenly He has a new name and nothing is the same, so she feels and she feels angry. Gosh, has that ever happened to any of us? Yeah, totally a rhetorical question there.
On the whole, I was totally impressed by Miriam and can't recommend Mesu Andrews' new Treasurer's Of The Nile series enough.
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives Miriam by Mesu Andrews a 4.5 Bark rating.