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Number of Pages: 280
Vendor: WestBow Press
Publication Date: 2010
|Dimensions: 9.02 X 5.98 X 0.75 (inches)|
Reverend George W. Robertson,
Ph.D., senior minister,
First Presbyterian Church
(PCA), Augusta, Georgia
"With supreme reverence for the Biblical text and the God to whom it witnesses, Dr. Roger Nelson has retold the story of Moses in an eminently accessible and compelling manner. Utilizing the relatively bare threads of the Biblical narrative, Nelson has carefully and creatively woven them into a rich and engaging tapestry which invites his readers to return to the Bible itself with renewed and deepened appreciation for its human characters and their struggles, as well as for the character of God. ...For Nelson, this endeavor was clearly a labor of love; and he has succeeded admirably "
Dr. J. Clint McCann-Professor of Old Testament,
Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis MO.
Simply EmmyBacolod City, PhilippinesAge: 35-44Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5The God Whom Moses Knew - A NovelJune 6, 2015Simply EmmyBacolod City, PhilippinesAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0At first look, I thought the book is non-fiction but it's actually a novel about the life and times of Moses - a fictional account of Moses with the author filling in the gaps and the in-between scenes that we don't read in the Bible. It's a historical exploration of the books of Genesis and Exodus with the author providing maps and charts to supplement his version of the story.
If you're into historical Biblical fiction, this could be just the book you've been looking for. The God Whom Moses Knew is the author's way of calling people back to faith, in order to heal the spirit, in a fictional way.
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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