Book Review: Bondage (Moses Chronicles #1) by H. B. Moore

mosesTitle: Bondage (Moses Chronicles #1)
Author: H. B. Moore
Series: The Moses Chronicles
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Release Date: May 1, 2015
Website: http://www.hbmoore.com

Book Summary:

Moses has always felt like an outsider in his powerful Egyptian family, even though his close relationship with Ramses, the prince of Egypt, and their cousin Pentu keeps him entwined in the dealings of royalty. But when their youthful antics get them in trouble, the Pharaoh decides it’s time for all three of them to grow up and own their respective responsibilities. Now betrothed to a woman he cares nothing for, Moses wonders where his life is headed.
Miriam, a Hebrew slave, lives with a secret she cannot share with anyone. And though it has been eighteen years since she saved her baby brother, she is constantly getting in trouble for spying on him. In a desperate attempt to control Miriam, her older brother, Aaron, and her father look to find her a husband, something Miriam has never been interested in—until Caleb, a young, handsome man, confesses his feelings for her and asks her father for her hand in marriage.
When Libya advances on Egypt, Moses and Miriam are suddenly thrown together as the Egyptian royals and soldiers flee. Hebrew slaves are forced to defend the kingdom, and Miriam and Caleb are enlisted under Moses’s direction. Moses quickly sees there is more to this downtrodden people than what he’s been taught. When he witnesses the atrocities enacted against the slaves, he realizes he must leave—he must find out who he really is.
A gripping account of the events that lead to Moses’s flight into the wilderness, The Moses Chronicles: Bondage will take you back to a rich period of history replete with scandal, strife, love, and hope as God prepares a prophet to lead His chosen people.

Cheryls review

 

Loved this perspective into Moses and Miriam’s life! Heather B. Moore always helps me look at scripture stories in a new way. I love her incite and the research behind her writing. She and her dad make a great team. He is a professor of ancient scripture. She always acknowledges his help in her research. With his help, she creates the world where these people we know and love lived. I grew up on the movie “The Ten Commandments.” I always adored it. Anytime we recreate the past we have to guess at much of what happened. With this new perspective, I pondered parts of this story I had not thought that much about before. I was able to look at both works and think about what is just speculation. I went back to the scriptures to reread what we know. I imagined what it would have been like to live at that time. I came to love these people even more. As always, Moore’s story telling kept me engaged in the character’s lives. She introduced a character named Katu who is a desert nomad. I can’t help but think he might play a bigger role as this story continues in other volumes. I just can’t wait for more!

5 stars

Rating: 5 stars – I loved it!!!

Content: Clean

Source: ebook for review

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