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.
Miriam by Mesu Andrews book brings to life the biblical story of the Israelite's exodus out of Egypt. It is told from a very unique perspective, that of Miriam - Moses' sister who in her own right was blessed by God to be prophetess for her people.
The story in itself is mesmerizing and with the well developed, realistic characters Ms. Andrews has created, this story just jumps off the pages!
What I enjoyed and appreciated most from this story was how realistically human Ms. Andrews characters were - humanly flawed yet trying so hard to understand and do God's will. Faith that may have wavered but in the end grew stronger as they put their trust in God.
Thank you to Waterbrook Publishing and Blogging for Books for the gift of this book in exchange for an honest review.