The preface hooked me. I read these words from Hope Auer: “God doesn’t just want your respect. He wants your heart. He desires that all should come to be saved. And I wanted children, young adults, and adults to be able to read something that would encourage them and inspire them to spend more time in the Word studying God’s plan for the world and His plan for His Chosen People.” and I thought – “Oh, this is a book I can share with Clara (age 13) and Jonathan (age 11) and read aloud to Anna (age 8).” I am so excited when I find high quality books that are also age-appropriate and enticingly good.
I love to see young women standing firm in their beliefs and living for Jesus. Both the Author (Hope Auer) and the main character (Jarah) are living their lives for God. I read this book -A Cry From Egypt- from cover to cover and was delighted to see that I can recommend this book to my 13 year old without reservation. And yet:
I could not put it down!
I was drawn immediately into the plot (Israelites in Egypt), the characters (Israelite slaves in Egypt), the desperation of their lives and the impact of their choices. The main character of the story is a hard-working 12 year old slave girl who lives and works in Egypt with her family. Jarah is caught between her father who believes in Yahweh and her mother who worships the Egyptian gods. The Israelites are between a rock and a hard place. And, I just love a good ending!
My Bottom Line: If you or a young lady in your household enjoys historical Christian fiction with a bit of suspense this book will be a hit. Even though this books is written about a pre-Christian era, the Christian worldview is clearly presented in the lives of some of the Israelites. We love this book! A Cry From Egypt gets my highest recommendation.
The Giveaway! From the people who brought you Raising Real Men, we will be giving away two copies of A Cry From Egypt AND a pass to the Bootcamp of our winner’s choice – that’s three winners altogether. How amazing is that? Please visit any of the websites linked in this post and leave a comment telling me something you learned about A Cry From Egypt, Hope Auer, or Raising Real Men Bootcamps in a comment on this post. This will be your first entry and will open up more entry opportunities on the giveaway form.
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Disclaimer: I received this book at no cost to me in exchange for an honest review on my blog. Here you have it.