Takes courage to face one’s enemies and demand justice. Faith too. Miriam, the main character in the book, and title, has a very strong faith in God. Her brother, Moses, has both courage and faith. The book, Miriam, is book two in the Treasures of the Nile series. In this novel, Moses has grown up and been summoned by God to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, away from the horrible slavery they’ve endured for hundreds of years. Of course, Moses, wonders why him? Why did the Almighty have to choose him to perform such a huge task? God knew what he was doing.
Through Moses determination everyone is inspired to renew their faith or become a believer. Moses did some pretty harsh stuff, like plagues, and worse, having the firstborn son of every Egyptian and animal to die unless they followed careful instructions from the Lord above. What I was most impressed with was even some of the Egyptians wanted to be friends with the Hebrews and wanted to be saved too. Some were. Others in Miriam’s family found that they could love and care for others. Take Eleazar, for example. Talk about dual loyalty. He was a guard for the prince and a Hebrew too. In the end, he too, realizes that his loyalty is misplaced and he is stronger than he thinks. Moses does lead the Hebrews out of Egypt and even has them cross between two gigantic walls of water. Whoa. What a sight that must have been.
Once again, Mesu Andrews has done a fantastic job of presenting a great story! Her research is outstanding and I am looking forward to reading more.
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