Monday, March 21, 2016

Review: Miriam by Mesu Andrews

Title: Miriam
Author: Mesu Andrews
Publisher: Water Brooke Press
Pages: 384
ISBN: 978-1-60142-601-7
Publication Date: March 15th, 2016

Synopsis:
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.
Review:
I have been looking forward to reading Miriam for a while. I was thrilled when it showed up in the mail. I dove right in. I have to say, the story just flowed and really expanded on the life that the Israelites lived during their time in Egypt. Mesu Andrews research really shines in this story.

Miriam starts off 40 years after Moses had left Egypt and fled to the wilderness. Miriam is caring for  her family as best she can with help of her nephew. Her passion for caring has led her to be a midwife and care for the families in her area. Miriam is a woman with a gentle spirit and loves the Lord. She is now a prophetess sharing the visions that the Lord has spoken to her. I really enjoyed reading about Miriam. She was a a very strong character.

Mesu Andrews has such an amazing talent. She is able to bring back to life these important people of the Bible, keep the story true, and make them so real, you can imagine knowing someone like them. The details to this story just make the story pop off the page. Miriam was an amazing addition to the Daughter of the Nile series.

Too Read!
5 out of 5

About the Author:
Mesu Andrews is the award-winning author of Love Amid the Ashes and numerous other novels including The Pharaoh’s Daughter. Her deep understanding of–and love for– God’s Word brings the biblical world alive for readers. Mesu lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband Roy and enjoys traveling to visit her growing tribe of grandchildren.


Thank you to the Author, I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


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