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Publication Date: 2012
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Must we experience the loving violence of God as did Moses and the Israelites? For the last 25 years, I have been absorbed in the seldom-appreciated Old Testament Book of Numbers and its adjacent books, culminating in my writing this novel. In The God Whom Moses Knew, the reader uncovers God’s strong passions, His vulnerability, the reasons for His just wrath and violence, and His determination to lead His reluctant people through a dangerous wilderness on a pilgrimage of eternal merit. Experience the profound feelings and the intense struggles of God’s devoted servant, Moses: the calamitous desertion of God by His recently freed, scrappy and frightened people: a humble, brave, cretinous craftsman: the savage foreign armies who attack a vulnerable people: the dependable, loyal Joshua: a wily magician who threatens disaster: tribal leaders who foment a rebellion: and trained temptresses who lure soldiers to worship other gods. Can you identify with any of these challenges in your own journey toward the God Whom Moses Knew?
By “bringing to life” the Biblical people and their culture, the author helps the reader feel like YOU ARE THERE. Recommended reading for all, including Biblical neophytes “…like me.” Bernadette McCarver Snyder, internationally acclaimed author of “150 Fun Facts found in the Bible (for people of all ages)” and “There’s a Bee in My Begonias: Garden Paths and Prayers,” among many others.
THE SELF TAUGHT COOKDAVENPORT, FLAge: 45-54Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5April 8, 2012THE SELF TAUGHT COOKDAVENPORT, FLAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 2THE GOD WHOM MOSES KNEW
by J. Roger Nelson, M.D.
The God Whom Moses Knew by J. Roger Nelson, M.D. is a fictionalized version of the Biblical account of the life of Moses from his days in Pharaoh's court to the Exodus of the Israelites to the end of his life. Drawn directly from the Bible, this is a theologically sound novelization.
It cannot be claimed that there are discrepancies in this story. Dr. Nelson stays so close to the Scriptural account that the only drawback is that the narrative is often dry reading. The account goes from sounding as though it was copied straight from the Old Testament to a fairly decent narrative. The changes are rather jarring. It seems as though the writer finds his own voice only occasionally. I will admit to being a bit disappointed as I thought this would be a more in-depth exploration of the relationship between Moses and God. But as an introduction to Moses, this would serve as a sort of "CliffsNotes" for someone reading the account for the first time. But I must admit that after hearing, reading, and studying this story my entire life, there were points that I had never noticed before. Although I was familiar with the story of Baalam and his donkey, I do not remember ever reading that Baalam was the one who advised the Moabites and Midianites to seduce the Israelites. Another point that leapt out to me for the first time was that in Number 11:23, Moses said to Joshua, " Would that all of the Lord's people were prophets, that the Lord would put His Spirit upon them." An interesting point when you remember Joel's later prophecy and Peter's repetition of Joel's prophecy on the Day of Pentecost.
As a novel and as the implied study of Moses' relationship with God, the book was disappointing. But as a study help for the story of the Israelites' years in the wilderness, this book would be very helpful.
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