Book Review: “Miriam” By Mesu Andrews

April 10, 2016 at 10:20 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Mesu Andrews in her new book, “miriam book coverMiriam” Book Two in the Treasures of the Nile series published by WaterBrook Press brings us into the life of the sister of Moses.

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 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’s time to go back to Egypt. Feel the hot, burning sun, have the rough sand under your feet. What the Israelite’s wear is way different from what the Egyptians wear. And just when you start to feel oppressed by the Egyptians as well Moses returns. But the story of the ten plagues is told through Miriam, the sister of Moses. Not only do we get the story as it unfolds we also get the sense of frustration that Miriam had for her older brother. I have never read a book where Moses is family. I have to admit this was quite interesting.  Ms. Andrews has done a superb account of researching many different sources to give us Miriam and a cast of characters that most of us are probably not aware of. This is a well done adventure that will keep you flipping pages looking for what happens next.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from WaterBrook Press.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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