About the book: Experience the life of Moses as never before, following his journey from fugitive of Egypt to prophet of God. In this exhilarating follow-up to H.B. Moore’s biblical drama The Moses Chronicles: Bondage, the account of Moses’s flight from Egypt continues. Moses’s life as he knew it is over. He has chosen to stand for his beliefs at the cost of being cast out of his royal home and family. He is free of the wickedness of Egypt, but peace is not to be found, for Moses is as much an aimless wanderer as those in the nomadic tribe he encounters in the wilderness. Exhausted by long weeks of travel, he nevertheless jumps to action when he observes a group of young women accosted by a band of Bedrayan men at a communal well. These lovely daughters of Jethro are grateful for his help, and their Midianite tribe welcomes Moses with open arms. As he learns the ways of the Midianites, his kinship with Jethro grows—as does his admiration of one of Jethro’s daughters, Zipporah. But when Moses suddenly receives a burning call to free the very people he has long oppressed, will he have the courage to return to the land from which he has been exiled?
My review: I love the way that H. B. Moore is able to make the scriptures jump off the pages and the characters become real people! I read this section of the Bible not very long ago and I think I understand a little bit better now that I've read this historical fiction novel.
I thought that the author did an excellent job of writing Moses' character. He seemed to really jump off the pages. I loved the way that I was able to see him as a man first, and then realize that he was just a normal man who Heavenly Father called to be a prophet after he had lived a normal life.
I loved Zipporah too. She is a pretty fearless character. I loved the way she was not afraid to let her family know that she didn't want to marry the man that she had been betrothed to. She listened to her feelings. I loved her selflessness in caring for her family and sisters not knowing if she herself would ever have a chance to be a wife and mother.
I loved the way that I was transported from my home to a land of sand, wind and danger around every corner and a time long ago and really foreign to me in my life of ease.
This is a great book. I loved reading it and I can't wait to read the next volume of Moses' story!
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: HEATHER B. MOORE is the two-time Best of State and two-time Whitney Award winner for her historical fiction, the most recent being Esther the Queen. She is also the author of the nonfiction inspirational book Women of the Book of Mormon and the coauthor of Christ's Gifts to Women with Angela Eschler. Heather is a columnist for Meridian Magazine on LDS topics.
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