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The Moses Chronicles, Volume 3: Exodus Kindle Edition
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In this third book, Moses is trying to set his people free with his brother, Aaron's help. I loved getting to know this character, but the story is told from many people's viewpoint. This added so much more to the story being able to see things from the perspective of the Egyptian Pharaoh Rameses, Moses, and his wife. I am thoroughly enjoying seeing this Bible story brought to life. It was especially intriguing to see how H.B. Moore wrote about the plagues and pestilence which came to the Egyptian people, even though I've read about them for years, this added to the depth of drama and excitement in the story.
If you are looking for a great series to read, with book four still to come, The Moses Chronicles is one I highly recommend. This book is read quickly because frankly, you'll not want to put down this fast-paced novel.
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.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Exodus is a successful example of a story told from multiple perspectives; the author avoided repetition and the various points of view deepened my understanding of how both Egyptians and Hebrews were affected by the politics, plagues, and the Hebrews' exodus from Egypt, the only home they have ever known, into a dangerous wilderness. It was interesting to see Moses portrayed as an outsider and not initially perceived by the people of Israel as their leader, but as time progresses they accept his stewardship over them. Aaron's role as his brother and spokesperson is significant, and I didn't realize the hand he had in executing some of the miracles (time for a visit to my Old Testament...). I appreciated the continuing story of Moses' Egyptian mother Bithiah and Mered, one of the Hebrew scribes in the palace and the one who told her about the Lord, the God of Israel. The action doesn't stop after they leave Egypt, and it was a nice wrap-up to include some of the early experiences in the desert. I HIGHLY recommend this entire series!!! It is definitely one I will be reading again and keeping in my personal library.
(Thank you to Covenant Communications for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)