“Words cannot control Him. We can simply ask Him.” This simple, yet powerful, truth permeates the pages of Jill Eileen Smith’s new book, Miriam’s Song.
The story of the Exodus is thoughtfully enhanced by the telling of Miriam’s part in it. With a few historical twists and turns, and a lot of the author’s imagination, the ancient story comes to life.
Although there is very little known about the real Miriam, there is much in this work that is plausible and possible. This very believable fictional retelling is worth every word. It flows with the ups and downs, goods and bads, of what was a very difficult journey.
In all really good fictional stories, there are interesting ideas that are introduced to enhance the reader’s understanding. For instance:
Have you ever given any thought to how dangerous it might have been to get water from Nile River? Crocodiles were a real possibility.
The blood covering the doorways of the Hebrews protected them from death, just like Jesus’ blood on the cross does for us.
When Pharoah asked Moses and Aaron to bless him, they just walked away. (See Exodus 12:32.)
This is an absolutely, delightful, thought-producing, retelling of The Exodus. It’s definitely worth the read. I give it 5 stars. Thank you, Jill Eileen Smith.
Blessings to you and yours!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell/Baker Publishing Group. 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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