I'm so excited to be a part of this scavenger hunt blog hop in celebration of the launch of Mesu Andrews' second book in her Treasures of the Nile series, Miriam!
I realize most of you are probably already "on the hunt", but if you just happened on this page first, you'll want to hop on over to the start of the hunt at Mesu’s blog and then you'll finish your journey at Mommynificent.com. At the bottom of this post, you can find the full list of stops for the entire hunt. Between March 15th and 20th, click on the next link, head over to the page, meet a new book-lover, and read their thoughts about Miriam. Somewhere in each post there will be a single word that is in BOLD AND ALL CAPITALS. Write it down. (The words “Home” and “Good Luck” are not secret words for anyone.)
About the Book
Author: Mesu Andrews
Series: Treasures of the Nile, Book 2
Publication Date: March 15, 2016
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Print Length: 384 pages
Summary from the publisher: 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.
My Thoughts about Miriam by Mesu AndrewsThere are times I feel jealous of the relationships I see other people experience with God. In my church, we believe in prophets and miracles and I see so many of my brothers and sisters in Christ who have these gifts and use them to God's glory. I do not have these gifts and like Miriam, I have felt jealous of THOSE who do, as well as unsure of my own standing with God. It is tempting to think that because I do not have those gifts that I must not be as special, or that I've done something to displease Him. Reading Miriam was at times like looking in a mirror, seeing my tendency to begrudge others their closeness with God rather than working to cultivate my own and rejoice in the gifts I have been given.
If you would like to read my review of Miriam, you can find it here.
About The Author
Mesu Andrews is the award-winning author of Love Amid the Ashes, Love's Sacred Song, Love in a Broken Vessel, In the Shadow of Jezebel, as well as two books in her Treasures of the Nile series: The Pharoah's Daughter and Miriam. Winner of the 2012 ECPA Christian Book Award for New Author, she has devoted herself to passionate and intense study of Scripture, bringing the biblical world vividly alive for her readers. She lives in Washington.
Stops on the Scavenger Hunt
- Mesu Andrews
- A Holland Reads
- Mother of Three
- Just A Second
- Grace and Glory
- Angela Arndt - Joy on the Back Roads
- God's Peculiar Treasure Rae
- What If
- Carole Towriss
- Kate Hodges, Storyteller
- Backing Books
- Creative Madness Mama
- Climbing to the High Calling
Win Both Treasure of the Nile BooksWaterBrook Press has given me permission to give away one copy of each of Mesu's Treasures of the Nile novels to one lucky winner so to enter to win your own copies of both The Pharoah's Daughter and Miriam, all you have to do is enter the rafflecopter below. (Open to U.S. residents only.)
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