Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Review & Giveaway: Deliverance (The Moses Chronicles) by H.B. Moore

Heidi Reads... Deliverance (The Moses Chronicles) by H.B. Moore

My rating: 5 stars / It was amazing



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 Badrayan 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?

My Review

Once again, totally epic, amazing, compelling. I've never thought much about Moses' life between when when he was raised in Egypt to when he returns to set the Israelites free. I appreciated that this novel is based as much as possible on Biblical accuracy, the history and culture of the period, yet brings the story to life in such a vivid way that made me completely immersed in the world as I read. The story picks up where the first book left off, Moses wandering in the wilderness in search of a new life. His experiences with desert tribes are incredibly different from his upbringing in the royal Egyptian court, but he adapts and thrives, becoming a blessing to those he comes across. The feelings and emotions of Moses are explored as he reconciles his newfound knowledge that he is truly a Hebrew and learns from Jethro about worshiping the one true God and the importance of family. The story is told just as much from the perspective of Zipporah, and I loved the sweetness of their romance. She is strong, compassionate, and devoted to her family. Her life is full of hard work, but the love of her family relationships and faith in God bring her peace. The skirmishes and battles with an aggressive neighboring tribe bring tension and action to the plot, and Moses proves invaluable with his skills learned in Egypt. The book wraps up with the events leading to Moses' return to Egypt, and it was incredible to read about them from the perspective of a character I feel like I connected with, who was also a real person. It makes me want to study the scriptural account of Moses, his life and communications with God. Highly recommend!

(Thank you to Covenant Communications for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)

Don't miss the first book in The Moses Chronicles series! Read my 5 star review here!


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