Book Review – Miriam: a Treasures of the Nile Novel


The Hebrews call me prophetess, the Egyptians a seer.
But I am neither. I am simply a watcher of Israel
and the messenger of El Shaddai.
When He speaks to me in dreams, I interpret. When He whispers a melody, I sing.

One of my favorite genres of books is fiction about real Biblical characters. One of my favorite authors is Mesu Andrews. So when I had the opportunity to review this book, it was a win win! I have to tell you, I couldn’t put it down. Miriam was the sister of Moses – she is the one who placed him in the Nile River in a basket and then had the opportunity to live with him as a child and look after him.

Fast forward to Miriam as an old woman. Her fictional story is fascinating. Here’s some info:

At eighty-six, Miriam had devoted her entire life to loving El Shaddai and serving His people as both midwife and messenger. Yet when her brother Moses returns to Egypt from exile, he brings a disruptive message. God has a new name – Yahweh – and has declared a radical deliverance for the Israelites.

Miriam and her beloved family face an impossible choice: cling to familiar bondage or embrace uncharted freedom at an unimaginable cost. Even if the Hebrews survive the plagues set to turn the Nile to blood and unleash a maelstrom of frogs and locusts, can they weather the resulting fury of the Pharaoh?

Enter an exotic land where a cruel Pharaoh reigns, pagan priests wield black arts, and the Israelites cry out to a God they only think they know.

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