Tuesday, January 8, 2013

"In the Shadow of Sinai" by Carole Towriss

What would it have been like to be living when Moses and Aaron approached the Pharaoh of Egypt with God's message to let the Hebrews go? In this new book, Carole Towriss gives her readers the opportunity to find out.

Egypt is the home of the Hebrews, the home where they are slaves. Bezalel is a wonderfully talented artisan who seems to have endless patience in creating marble busts, golden bracelets, and so much more. As a Hebrew, he should be making bricks for the Pharaoh's new city  but his talent has landed him a job in the palace. While he tries to keep out of trouble, seeing a child who is mistreated causes him to react in a way he didn't think he ever would. Ahmose is only seven, what will happen to him? 

When Moses and Aaron appear before the Pharaoh delivering a message from God, Bezalel watches every time he can. He knows Yahweh  but isn't as trusting as he should be. Little by little he sees the effects of the plagues. How will he reconcile his life in the palace with his people at home? Will he learn to trust and obey his God? 

I loved this book and I can't wait to read more from Ms. Towriss. The characters and settings are based on Bible history, and I love "getting to know" them a little. The situations and thoughts seem real and drew me completely into the story. I recommend this book to lovers of Christian fiction and to those of you who simply enjoy a well written book. I received my free review copy from Cross Focused Media in return for an honest review.


  1. Great review Donna. Thanks for being part of the blog tour.

    Shaun Tabatt
    Cross Focused Reviews

  2. Donna,

    Thanks for a great review! I so glad you liked it!

  3. Great review. I am following you. ; )