Author: Mesu Andrew
Paperback: 384 Pages
Series: A Treasures of the Nile (Book 2)
Publisher: Waterbrook Press (March 15, 2016)
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.
Meet 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.
What Others are Saying:
“Mesu Andrews shines brilliant new light on the epic we only thought we knew, transforming the familiar biblical account of the Exodus with a narrative grounded in a deep love for God and his word. Miriam illuminates the power and majesty of Yahweh, while weaving a story of real people waiting for deliverance from a God they have not yet learned to trust.” —Stephanie Landsem, author of The Tomb: a Novel of Martha (The Living Water Series)
“Mesu Andrews’s novels have transformed my ability to hear the heartbeat of biblical figures like Job, Dinah, and Solomon. Miriam brings another cast of familiar characters to vibrant life—Miriam, Moses, Eleazar, Aaron, Hur—mingling them seamlessly with an imagined circle of loved ones that will have readers eagerly turning pages to witness God’s stunning power at work for his people, both personally and nationally. With skillful prose, impeccable research, and a clear devotion to the biblical account of Israel’s Exodus from Egypt, Mesu Andrews depicts these Old Testament men and women with a sparkling clarity, never shying away from what makes them relatable human beings—the failings, triumphs, and yearnings that are timeless.” —Lori Benton, author of Burning Sky, The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn, and The Wood’s Edge
“Mesu Andrews’s engaging novel, Miriam, gives us a new and vibrant appreciation for life in Egypt as the Lord visits the land with ten unforgettable plagues. With fascinating insight into biblical history as well as the human heart, this story will capture your attention until the last page.” — Tessa Afshar, award-winning author of Land of Silence and Pearl in the San
Mesu Andrews had me hooked and begging for more after I had read the first novel in this series, The Pharaoh’s Daughter. Which I must say if you have not read you need to read that novel! Anyways, now that I opinion has been stated on that matter let’s continue with my opinion on Mesu Andrew’s Sequel.
The love that Mesu Andrews has for teaching God’s Word can definitely be seen in her writing of biblical fiction. She writes scenes, which are rich with historical details and invite you into Miriam’s longhouse.
Plenty of time has passed since we last saw Miriam in The Pharaoh’s Daughter who is now 86 years old. Mesu Andrews gives us a Miriam who is very human for us to trudge through history with. There is no way that you could walk away from this novel without wanting to delve further into the bible!
I don’t just recommend that you read this novel, but I plead with you to escape into bible times and meet a woman named Miriam.
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