About the book:
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.
It was a different experience reading about characters that were much older than most we read about. They were spry, hardy and still lived for many years after this according to the bible.
The history in this book was incredible. The explanations taken from Egyptian history fascinated me, as you put together the pieces of the plagues, Miriam, Moses returning to Egypt and the slavery of so many people.
The one thing I struggled a bit with, was Miriam’s jealousy that was portrayed throughout the book. I know she was jealous later, but I wondered if that was a bit much as far as conjecture on the part of the author here.
I truly enjoyed the walk through the life of Miriam in this book, and seeing what a special woman she was that God used.
This book was given to me for review. The opinions contained herein are my own.
You can purchase a copy of your own here! Miriam by Mesu Andrews