Friday, March 11, 2016

The Moses Chronicles Volume 2: Deliverance by H.B. Moore + $25 and Book Giveaway

Experience the life of Moses as never before, following his journey from fugitive of Egypt to prophet of God. In this exhilarating follow-up to H.B. Moore’s biblical drama The Moses Chronicles: Bondage, the account of Moses’s flight from Egypt continues. Moses’s life as he knew it is over. He has chosen to stand for his beliefs at the cost of being cast out of his royal home and family. He is free of the wickedness of Egypt, but peace is not to be found, for Moses is as much an aimless wanderer as those in the nomadic tribe he encounters in the wilderness. Exhausted by long weeks of travel, he nevertheless jumps to action when he observes a group of young women accosted by a band of Bedrayan men at a communal well. These lovely daughters of Jethro are grateful for his help, and their Midianite tribe welcomes Moses with open arms. As he learns the ways of the Midianites, his kinship with Jethro grows—as does his admiration of one of Jethro’s daughters, Zipporah. But when Moses suddenly receives a burning call to free the very people he has long oppressed, will he have the courage to return to the land from which he has been exiled?

I have been looking forward to this book since I finished the first book in this series.  The world that Heather Moore creates in these books are clear and rich and full of culture.  I can so easily picture the places, characters and events in this book.  I can feel the sun on my face and the dirt in my water.  My mind is playing it all like a movie.  I love that.

This book brings the story of Moses to life.  So often in biblical stories, the people become lessons I learn from and I forget that there was a real human side to them.  They were real people with real, every day struggles.  They lived and loved.  They laughed and cried.  Books like this help me to remember and imagine those very human qualities.  I know the author took many liberties in writing this book but the base of all the major events come right out of the bible.

This second book was different from the first in that the internal struggle for Moses was less.  He is less conflicted and he isn't fighting against his conscience. This book begins with Moses wandering in the desert after fleeing his home in Egypt.  He meets different people and eventually falls in love.  He works and builds a new life with the Midianite people.  This was more of a love story.  It was also the important part where Moses grows up and learns more about his God.  It lays a firm foundation for what is to come.

The next book though?  It's going to be intense!  I know what's coming and I can't wait to see how Heather Moore brings it to life for me.   

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