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Miriam, by Mesu Andrews
Enter the world of the Hebrews and follow their trek from their slavery in Egypt toward freedom as told through the eyes of Miriam, the sister of Moses. At eighty-six, after a life of faithful service to El Shaddai, Miriam’s world will be rocked by the news her brother brings, that God will now be known as Yahweh and that God has a plan to set the Israelites free from bondage. What role will Miriam play in this plan?
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Publication Date: 2016
Series: Treasures of the Nile
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.
"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 Andrewss 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 lifeMiriam, Moses, Eleazar, Aaron, Hurmingling them seamlessly with an imagined circle of loved ones that will have readers eagerly turning pages to witness Gods 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 Israels 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 beingsthe failings, triumphs, and yearnings that are timeless."
Lori Benton, author of Burning Sky, The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn, and The Woods Edge
"Mesu Andrewss 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
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