She has prayed for deliverance from Egypt.
But perhaps the greatest liberation happens within the heart.
From the very beginning, Miriam has lived in her younger brother’s shadow. Thrust into the role of protective older sister before Moses was even born, she will grow up into a woman who not only keeps her family’s secret but bears the burden of leading a new nation.
In her mind, she knows that she is serving both her God and her people. But in her heart, Miriam yearns for more. She longs to experience the privileges Moses has–to talk with God face-to-face. But when God finally does speak directly to her, the outcome is not at all what she expects.
With her impeccable research and keen eye for detail, bestselling author Jill Eileen Smith offers this epic novel to fill in the gaps in Miriam’s story, following her from childhood to motherhood, obscurity to notoriety, and yearning to fulfillment as she learns that what God promises He provides–in His own perfect timing.
This was an interesting perspective. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to see Miriam’s perspective but Jill made it interesting. Obviously, we don’t know all the details and she had to use creative license with some things.
It definitely makes you wonder what Moses relationship with his family was like as he was raised by Pharaoh’s daughters.
This wasn’t my favorite book by Jill, but like it said, I liked it and it was engaging and gives you a lot to think about and ponder about this historic time that changed so much for the Hebrews.
A copy of this book was given to me through the publisher. All opinions are my own.