Having escaped Egypt with the other Hebrews during the Exodus, Shira is now living in freedom at the foot of Mt. Sinai, upon which rests the fiery glowing Cloud containing the shekinah glory of God. When the people disobey Yahweh and build a golden idol, the ensuing chaos gives Shira an unexpected opportunity to learn the arts of midwifery. Although her mother wishes for her to continue in the family weaving trade, Shira’s gifts shine brightest when she assists with deliveries. In defiance of her mother, Shira pursues her heart’s calling to become an apprentice midwife.
When a delivery goes horribly wrong, Shira finds herself bound to a man who betrayed her, the caretaker of three young children, and the target of a vengeful woman whose husband was killed by Shira’s people, the Levites. As contention between the Hebrew tribes and the foreigners fans the flames of another dangerous rebellion, Shira will come face-to-face with the heartbreak of her past that she has kept hidden for so long. How can she let go of all that has defined her to accept the love she’s denied herself and embrace who she truly is?
I appreciated this book very much, as a Bible college graduate I love when books accurately portray scriptural things. I enjoyed that the author stayed true to the actions and shouts of the Hebrew people. I felt most of the situations that happened would actually happen during the Exodus. I would recommend this to anyone who is tired of normal insta love books and want depth in their reading.
I gave this a 4 out of 5 stars, some of the characters I didn’t like and some parts were slightly irrelevant to what was going on. Other than that the writing was beautiful and the story really draws you in. You get to see the Exodus through the eyes of a few different people. The women in the Exodus are rarely talked about in scripture so I really appreciated this!
* I received this book fromBethany House to read and review*
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