Winner of the 2004 Angel Award from Excellence in Media, and a finalist for the ECPA Gold Medal and the Christy Award.
One called him son. One called him brother. One called him husband. And all three suffered for him. How do you live with a God-intoxicated man?
Under the shadow of ancient Egypt, a baby boy is born to a peasant woman. His young sister leaves him in a basket in a river, hiding in the rushes to watch over him until a princess comes to claim the child as her own. The princess names him Moses, and he grows to become a man whose life is characterized by violence and terror, but equally by faith, and whose sacrifice ultimately leads to the redemption and liberation of his people from slavery.
Told from the perspective of the women who loved him—from his mother and sister, who saved him by giving him up to the Egyptian princess who adopted him, to the shepherd’s daughter he married—this epic novel of passion and intrigue offers a fresh perspective on one of the most enigmatic figures in biblical history.
“The three main women in Moses’s life narrate his dramatic story from their perspectives. Miryam, his seven-year-old sister, and Merytamon, his 14-year-old adoptive mother, cover his early years as an Egyptian prince. Nine-year-old Zipporah, his future wife, tells of Moses’ time with her father, a priest, and their family. After God reveals himself to Moses, Miryam recounts the liberation of the Jewish people and their escape from Egypt, and Zipporah and Miryam recall the years in the wilderness.”—Library Journal
“Hunt is one of the CBA’s more polished novelists, and conservative Christian readers who dismissed The Red Tent for its edgy spirituality and frank sexuality will find little to quibble with here and much to enjoy.”—Publishers Weekly
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