Saturday, August 27, 2016

Exodus (The Moses Chronicles #3) by H.B. Moore

Book 3 in The Moses Chronicles series.

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 world 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 plaques 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 evens 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.

Exodus is a historical novel based on the story of Moses from the Bible.  It is most definitely religious in nature.  This is the third book in this series and you will want to read these books in order.

What I love about books like this is how the stories and people from the Bible are brought to life.  The people become more human, and their struggles and emotions become real.  Heather Moore does this so well.   It's sometimes hard for me to imagine such things when I am reading stories like this directly from the Bible.  I can appreciate the amount of time, thought and research a book like this involves.  

Through the course of this series, Moses has become familiar to me.  I feel like I know and understand him better.  This book is full of miracles but also such devastation.  It's hard for me to fathom how the Hebrews and Egyptians both could have seen so many wonders and miracles wrought by the hand of the Lord and still doubted.  I wonder what I would have done if I had been there?  I'm really glad I wasn't, but still.  This book makes you think.

Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres, especially when it is well done.  I love books by H.B. Moore.  She is fantastic in this genre (and others too!).  I know what's coming for the Hebrew people and I'm looking forward to the next book.

Content:  Clean

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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