Sunday, August 7, 2016

Miriam, a strong woman of God...blogging for books.

Good morning friends!  Awhile back I used to do something called Blogging for Books.  It is exactly what it sounds like...you read a book, blog about it, and you get another book (of your choice from a limited pool of books) to read and blog about.   For whatever reason Blogging for Books came up in my mind again about 3 weeks ago so I went to the website, signed in, ordered a book and here I am to tell you all about it!  I don't read much outside of the Bible itself and Bible Study books so it was refreshing to get to read a novel.

The book I chose to read is called Miriam and is by Mesu Andrews.  I love historical fiction and that is what category I'd put this book in.  The setting begins in Egypt after Moses has fled.  The book centers around Moses' sister, Miriam and her nephew Eleazar.  This is why I love this book.  The author has masterfully, and with great detail, weaved the story of Moses, the plagues, and Israel's exile into a wonderful story with additional characters which just might give us a look at what the Israelites went through day in and day out in Egypt.  I loved the character development of Mariam throughout the book (can't say much more than that...don't want to give it away) as I definitely wish for more info about the women of the Bible.

More info about the book HERE and about the author HERE.   I won't say much more than that other than...go ahead and get a copy for yourself...I think you'll enjoy it!


I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

1 comment:

Imagine That Digistamp said...

That sounds like a good deal!! I wish I had more time to read. I have a book called "Women of the Bible: A One-Year Devotional Study of Women in Scripture by Ann Spangler & Jean E. Syswerda. Just short 1-2 page daily devotions that focus on the same woman for one week and then another every day for the next week and so on. From Genesis thru Rev. You might enjoy it. BTW... I know I've said it before, but I'm really loving your blog template. Very cute!! :)