I am so excited to be part of the blog tour for H.B. Moore's new novel, Exodus: The Moses Chronicles. I know I've been talking a lot about Ms. Moore's books lately, but she really is one of my favorite authors.
This book is no exception. The first two books in the series dealt with Moses and his time in Egypt before he fled into the wilderness. This book deals with Moses coming back to Egypt to give Pharoah the message that he must "let the people go." The research and realistic details make this story really come to life. Ms. Moore excels in weaving a well-known scripture story into a novel that will make you think about things from several different angles.
Moses is such an interesting person in his own right, but this book really gives him more dimension as to how he could have felt in not wanting the Egyptians who he was raised with or the Israelites, who he belonged to, really suffer. He wanted the best for each of them and the drama surrounding the plagues really brought that to the forefront. The relationships he has with those he loves is also expertly woven into the story and how each part of their story reflected on the bigger picture. Every character was well-written, but it is the setting that makes it a standout for me. The careful inclusion of research details really lets the reader experience this book rather than just read it.
An engaging novel that will make you think of the Moses story in a thoughtful way.
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Here's the back copy:
Let my people go . . .
A plea has been made in behalf of the children of Israel. Now comes the epic climax years in the making—the final showdown between two of the most powerful men in history—one fueled by pride, the other guided by the word of God.
Moses has received an extraordinary call from the Lord: he is to lead the exodus of the Hebrew people out of Egypt, ending generations of bondage. And he must return to the land of his birth to boldly petition a man he does not want to challenge . . . or lose to: Ramses—pharaoh of Egypt. Ramses, harboring years of feeling betrayed by his best friend, is determined to stop Moses no matter the cost. He will not yield, even as a dark veil of plagues and pestilence descends over the land of Egypt.
What follows is a powerful chronicle of the struggles of the children of Israel as they traverse uncharted territory, both physically and spiritually. Amid the horrific catastrophes devastating their land and through the dramatic events that follow, the Hebrews must face their fears and their faltering faith. For even in the darkest of times, there are manifestations of the Lord’s constant care to inspire their hope for a bright future.
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