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Book Review | Continuous Conversion

If you have been following my Instagram or Twitter for a while, you know that I have just been raving about The Continuous Conversion by Brad Wilcox. Seriously! This book has been a game changer! As you know, this year, I’ve had a little bit of trial of faith. But, this book has helped me refocus on the plain and precious truths of the Gospel!

To truly believe in your faith, you need to have a real conversion. It is a progress. It takes time. #mormon #lds

Because this book is just so stock full of amazing truths, I’m going to do the same as I did with One Thousand Gifts and just list some of my favorite quotes! But, whether or not you are Mormon, I seriously suggest reading this to focus on Christ, His Grace, His love for us, and His plan for us. (He does include a few chapters on the LDS temples, but I decided to leave those quotes out and focus on ones that other Christians could relate to as well.)

“God isn’t just proving us, He’s improving us.”

“‘I can’t do this Mormon thing,’ a friend told me. ‘I’ve tried and the expectations are just too high.’ And she’s not alone in her thinking. Many people, as they feel themselves falling short of perfection, are tempted to quit trying. But are there only two options? Think of it this way: When a person is learning to play the piano, are the only two options performing at Carnegie Hall or quitting? Similarly, in mortality, are the only two choices being perfect or giving up? No. Growth and development take time. Learning takes practice. Discipleship is a journey, and true conversion is a continuous process.”

“Sometimes finding hope and motivation to keep moving forward…is as simple as going back to core doctrines and refocusing on them through new eyes.”

“True conversion occurs when we stop trying to earn heaven and start trying to learn it. Conversion deepens as we understand the purposes and power of God and recognize how freely He offers His help…Conversion is refined as we nourish our testimonies and bring life to our discipleship. Conversion endures as we draw on the power of Christ’s name and His holy temple. Conversion allows us to reach outward as we serve int he kingdom and juggle life’s many responsibilities.”

To truly believe in your faith, you need to have a real conversion. It is a progress. It takes time. #mormon #lds

“I guess it would be easier if getting a body or getting baptized were our ultimate goals, but those are not the end. They are just a means to the end. Going to the temple and even going to the celestial kingdom are not the ends. They are means to the real end. The ultimate goal is for all of us to become more like our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ.”

“Elder Dallin H Oaks said: ‘The Final Judgement is not just an evaluation of a sum total of good and evil acts–what we have done. It is an acknowledgement of the final effects of our acts and thoughts–what we have become.”

“We accept the Atonement by faith, which includes repentance, covenants, and ordinancesBaptism and temple ordinances are not attempts to add to the finished works of Christ’s sacrifice. These and other righteous works are extensions of our faith, by-products of our acceptance of Christ, and evidence of Christ working with, in, and through us.”

“How could we believe it would be easy for us when it was never, ever easy for Him?”

“Parents know that children are learning and growing. Their love is bigger than smelly diapers and temper tantrums. They see beyond such moments to the children’s great potential. God must feel the same.”

“Giving up would be rejecting the Atonement. Trying is accepting the Atonement.”

“In the command, ‘Be ye therefore perfect’ (Matthew 5:48), the Greek word that was translated as perfect is teleios, which means ‘finished’. We are finished as we place ourselves in the hands of the ‘finisher of [our] faith’ (Moroni 6:4). As we make covenants with Christ, He offers to be our tender tutor.”

“I visualize grabbing the iron rod as grasping the arm of Jesus Christ. The only way any of us can make it is by holding on to the Savior and being infused with His power.”

“Because of the necessity of agency and choice, we must be the one to grasp, figuratively or literally, the extended had. It is that outreached hand that we call grace.”

“Taking hold of His hand and allowing Him to lift us doesn’t happen automatically or quickly. It is a spiritual skill that has to be learned and relearned, and then, that learning must be continually applied.”

To truly believe in your faith, you need to have a real conversion. It is a progress. It takes time. #mormon #lds

“Occasionally I have seen a man walking near the BYU campus carrying a large cross bearing the words ‘saved by Grace’. He seems to thinks LDS are missing that message. On the contrary, we already acknowledge and agree that we are saved by grace alone. However, we also recognize that being saved by grace is only part of the purpose of Christ’s cross. Christ came to save us by bridging the abyss between humans and the divine, but then what? Salvation assures there is life after death and life after sin, but there also has to be life after salvation! Our goal must include more than returning to and making peace with God. It has to be transformed by Him.” 

“When I focus too long on my inadequacies, I peter out quickly in my quest. When I focus instead on Christ, I find ‘the power of godliness’.”

“The Bible is not religion; it is a history of those who had religion. The religion of those who live within the covers of the Bible centered in living oracles and the ordinances of salvation. Theirs was a religion of prophets and apostles. That is the same religion we enjoy today.”

“My oldest son, Russell, would say, ‘We believe in the exact same Christ you do. We just know Him better.’ How could Russell make such a bold claim? Because we have additional scripture and the words of modern apostles and prophets who testify of Christ and help us come to know Him. It is one thing to believe in Jesus. It is another thing to know Him.”

“Too many LDS were zealously testifying of truth without actually knowing the gospel…Some LDS go through all the right motions without feeling any of the emotions. They settle for rule following instead of religion, for obedience and sacrifice instead of consecration, for testimony instead of conversion, and for cultural Mormonism instead of the soul-transforming fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. IT is time for a little zeal with our knowledge. It is time for a few alarm clocks to ring. ‘Awake and arise, come forth, and do not tarry.’ It’s time for wide-awake discipleship.”

“While serving his mission…my son David once wrote, ‘People need to realize that Christ’s Atonement is not just about giving us a fish, but teaching us to fish. It is not bout feeding us for a day, but rather feeding us for a lifetime–an eternal lifetime.’ If this were not true, then Christ’s suffering could be dismissed as nothing more than a kind but shortsighted act of a friend who is allowing us to turn in His homework with our names on it. Such a good deed might get us a passing grade in the moment, but it wouldn’t teach us anything in the long run.”

You NEED to read this book!
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Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

Book Reivew | From Baptist Preacher to Mormon Teacher

** I received a free copy of the novel from Cedar Forts, Inc. in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

As some of you may know, this year, I’ve had some challenges with my faith. One thing that has hurt it was the knowledge that there has been an influx of Mormons leaving the Church this past year. Some of my friends have even left the church. So, I’ve been trying to refocus on the plain, simple, pure, and true center of the Gospel–Jesus Christ. I’ve been reading books written by Mormons on topics such as grace, faith, Christ, testimony, and overcoming trials of faith.

Since I was born in the Mormon Church, and have never known any differently, I’ve been really interested in converts to my church and their reasons why they left another religion to come to ours. So, when I had the opportunity to read and review From Baptist Preacher to Mormon Teacher by Wain Myers, I was excited and really interested. I had lived about 8 years in Virginia, where the Baptist church flourished. Although I personally never encountered any hate from baptists there, I have had friends who have. One Mormon friend of mine was invited by a Baptist friend of hers to a local baptist church’s “Bring a Mormon friend night” youth activity. The Baptist friend thought it was going to be a bonding experience. But, it turned out to be a Mormon-bashing experience. The Baptist friend profusely apologized to my friend. So, knowing that Myers was a Baptist preacher who turned Mormon really intrigued me!

Wain Myers went from a born again baptism preacher who believed he was doing God's calling to a being a convert of the Mormon church because he believed that God told him he was ministering for the wrong religion.

First of all, let me just say I love the way this is written. It is so conversational. Myers isn’t afraid to share his personal revelations and heart-felt heart-conversations with Heavenly Father. He also isn’t afraid to let his culture, heritage, and fun-filled personality shine through in his writing. There is definitely some Southern humor, as well as Baptist preacher mannerisms in it, which makes it a fun, quick read.

Myers was born to a church-hopping mother in a ghetto area, with a non-present father. But, at a young age, after a sermon at a Baptist Church, he had a clear vision that he was supposed to start teaching the Gospel. So, he spent his life working toward that goal. He became a Baptist Preacher, and he was a dang good one, too. He loved preaching, he loved sharing the word of God. But, he was being paid for it, which never set well with that. And, he believes because of that payment (manna, or temptation from Satan), his life started to spiral down. He was a preacher on Sunday, but during the week, living not how he was supposed to. He finally left his Baptist Church and moved. He met a woman who just emanated the Spirit from her and he had another personal revelation that she was to become his wife. Sebrina was a recent convert to the LDS Church, and he started becoming interested in the Church as he felt God was leading him to it.

Although there were issues Myers felt with the Church, especially the topic of blacks not being able to hold the priesthood before the 1970s, he trusted in God and allowed God to speak to him and let him know the church was true. He related an experience he had before he even thought about the LDS Church similar to Joseph Smith’s first vision: going to a secluded area and asking God which church he was to join. God answered to him none but that He would lead Myers to His true church. When Myers heard the Joseph Smith story, that was an affirmation that the LDS Church was the church he should join.

There were a few quotes that really helped me because they reflected the issues I’ve had with my church recently:

“One of the best things that happened to me while I was trying to find my Father’s straight and narrow path was that my faith in men of God was shattered. It didn’t feel amazing at the time, but now that I look back, it was nothing but amazing. You see, as I sought counsel from preacher after preacher and received heartbreaking answer after heartbreaking answer, I realized that I was looking for God in all the wrong places. It became painfully evident that I wasn’t going to find Him, the real Him, in any of the churches or pastors I was interacting with.
When I found the truth in the LDS Church, I didn’t see its leaders as men of God; I saw them as mortal men searching for answers–just like I was. That’s not to say that they weren’t men of God; that’s just to say that I didn’t expect them to be perfect. I knew that only one man has walked the earth in perfection. I have a clear understanding that we are all prone to mistakes and bad decisions–even Church leaders.” Page 82

 

“When people tell me that they’ve asked God if the LDS Church is true and haven’t received an answer, I know that they aren’t truly relying on God for the answer. Instead, they’re relying on their own understanding for the answer. ….
A young man once said to me, ‘Wain, I don’t get it. There are so many issues and past practices with he LDS Church that are bothersome.’ I responded by pointing out that his issues with the Church are all based on the actions of man, not God. I’ve dealt with–and continue to deal with–the problems I have because my faith is in God, not man. Members of the LDS Church are human and have shortcoming and flaws, just like everyone else. I cant judge them; I’ve got too many of my own weaknesses and sins to correct.” Page 130
 
It is definitely a book worth reading!
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Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

Book Review | One Thousand Gifts

This summer, after struggling with both anxiety/depression, and a trial of faith, my mom suggested reading One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. This book is kind of a spiritual awakening memoir of Voskamp, who grew up in the Mennonite farming community of southwestern Ontario. She isn’t Mennonite, but deeply Christian and had a personal conversion once she realized the true meaning of eucharisteo .

It's all about eucharisteo
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Rather than do a normal book review, I want to just share some of my favorite quotes:

“Our fall was, has always been, and always will be, that we aren’t satisfied in God and what He gives. We hunger for something more, something other.”

Ann Voskamp's One Thousand Gifts book review--it's all about eucharisteo

“Now in the Bible, a name…reveals the very essence of a thing, or rather its essence as God’s gift…To name a thing is to manifest the meaning and value God gave it, to know it as coming from God and to know its place and function within the cosmos created by God. To name a thing, in other words, is to bless God for it and in it.”

“I yearn for the stuff of saints, the hard language…I want the every fullest life…it is hard to think that the insulting ordinariness of this truly teaches the full mystery of all most important, eucharisteo.”

“In Christ, don’t we have everlasting existence? Don’t Christians have all the time in eternity, life everlasting? If Christian run out of time–wouldn’t we lose our very own existence? If anyone should have time, isn’t it the Christ-followers?”

“Time to breath deep and time to see real and time to laugh long, time to give You glory and rest deep and sing joy and just enough time in a day not to feel hounded, pressed, driven, or wild to get it all done–yesterday.”

“All God makes is good. Can it be that, that which seems to oppose the will of God actually is used of Him to accomplish the will of God.”

Ann Voskamp's One Thousand Gifts book review: it's all about eucharisteo

“The parent must always self-parent first, self-preach before child-teach, because who can bring peace unless they’ve held their own peace? Christ incarnated in the parents is the only hope of incarnating Christ in the child.”

“Feel thanks and it’s absolutely impossible to feel angry. We can only experience one emotion at a time. And we get to choose–which emotion do we want to feel.”

“Anxiety has been my natural posture, my default stillness. The way I curl my toes up, tight retreat. How I angle my jaw, braced, chisel the brown with the lines of distrust. How I don’t fold my hands in prayer…weld them into tight fists of control. Always control–pseudo power from the pit. How I refuse to relinquish worry, babe a mother won’t won’t forsake, an identity. Do I hold worry close as this ruse of control, this pretense that I’m the one who will determine the course of events as I stir and church and ruminate? Worry is the facade of taking action when prayer really is. And stressed, this pitched word that punctuates every conversation, its it really my attempt to prove how indispensable I am? Or is it more? Maybe disguising my deep fears as stress seems braver somehow.”

“I want that kind of crazy, happy joy, God…How have I lost it in the growing older, duller? How to see the world again thorugh those eyes? To live in the wide-eyed wonder of a world that unwraps itself grandiose and larger-than-life, so other wordly?”

“Only self can kill joy. I’m the one doing this to me.”

Ann Voskamp's One Thousand Gifts book review: it's all about eucharisteo

“Grace is alive , living waters. If I dam up the grace, hold the blessing tight, joy, within dies…waters that have no life.”
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“The communion service is only complete in service. Communion, by necessity, always leads us into community.”

“The work we do is only our love for Jesus in action, writes Mother Teresa. If we pray the work…if we do it to Jesus, if we do it for Jesus, if we do it with Jesus…that’s what makes us content…the contented, deep joy is always in the touching of Christ–in whatever skin He comes to us in.”

Even though Voskamp’s style of writing is very abstract, it was still a great read and allowed me to slow down my life and be thankful for the small things. I would recommend it to any Christian in any denomination. Honestly, I would recommend it to anyone!

Which quote did you enjoy the most?
 

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

Love, Marriage, and Religion

I’m really going out on a limb here. I’m deathly afraid to actually post this publicly, on my blog, for the whole world (agreers and disagreers, but especially the ever frightful Internet trolls) to see. But, I’m going to word this as carefully as I can since I am still sorting through these feelings myself, so please bear with me… (some of this was written originally on Friday on my Instagram) Also, this is super long…

On Friday, the Supreme Court ruled homosexual marriage legal. They declared that states have to recognize these marriages. I understand the reasonings why: marriage is an outward symbol of the deep, caring love that two people have for each other and their strong desire to spend the rest of their lives with each other. I do love the way that Justice Kennedy worded the importance of marriage: 
“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies
the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice,
and family. In forming a marital union, two people become
something greater than once they were. As some of
the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage
embodies a love that may endure even past death. It
would misunderstand these men and women to say they
disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do
respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its
fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned
to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s
oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the
eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”
I think that he understood the depth of marriage–that two become one in true love and intimacy. I believe that most homosexual couples feel this way about each other. I’ve heard of life partners–if that isn’t a sign of devotion than I don’t know what is! I’ve seen it, too! I’ve been a big fan of Neil Patrick Harris ever since a college roommate showed me “Doctor Horrible.” Then, when my husband got me into How I Met Your Mother, I loved him even more! Even though I hated the character of Barney (a sex-addicted play boy), I think it’s kind of funny and ironic that Harris, who is gay, plays that character, and his character’s half-brother is the gay one! But, I follow Harris on Instagram, and I’ve seen the devotion he has for his husband and their two adopted children. I know that what they have is true love and they are amazing fathers to their children. I’ve also always believed that homosexual couples should receive the same economical and governmental equality as everyone else having to do with taxes, housing, hospital, wills, military, and government positions, etc. I think it is as inexcusable as racism to keep these rights from them just because they are homosexuals who want marriage.
However, I’m still unsure on how I feel about the decision the Supreme Court gave. It was 5-4, so it was very close, which means even the Supreme Court had it’s doubts and was pretty divided. And, that is how I feel–divided against myself because I do want to see equality and love, but I also have certain religious beliefs that I adhere to with my entire heart and soul!
I believe that marriage is one of the oldest, most sacred institutions in human history. I believe that it was set up by God the Father, not by man, not by society, and not by government. Government regulates marriage for purpose of census, taxes, etc. But I believe that marriage is a religious institution, not a societal one. I honestly don’t believe it has “evolved” as the leading opinion of SCOTUS says it has. I believe that it is part of God’s Plan. I also believe that there is eternal marriage if performed by the right authority: by being sealed in an LDS temple. I have been sealed to my eternal companion & death will not part us. I believe that this is the way to the highest degree of glory after the Resurrection.
Now, being Mormon, I also believe that we have prophets on Earth today, and they God speaks to us through them. In 1995, the President of the LDS Church (the prophet) and his presidency (advisers) created a document called “The Family: A Proclamation to the World.” They believed that this document would soon be needed to strengthen our testimonies in God’s Plan. The first two paragraphs read:
“WE, THE FIRST PRESIDENCY and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.
ALL HUMAN BEINGS—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose.”
Now, as to whether or not I believe all cases of homosexuality is psychological/born with it, or that it is purely choice, I don’t know. I do know that there were a few girls in my high school who started dating other girls because it was the cool thing to do–that’s a fad. But, I do know people, including Mormons, who have had these feelings their entire life. Again, I don’t know. It’s not up to me to judge or determine that. It’s up to me to love them. They are people after all, just like you and me. They are still Christ’s children and He still loves them the same. Now, whether or not we can compare today’s society to Sodom and Gomorrah, again, I have no right or authority to compare. And I won’t. I have no right or authority to say that because of the SCOTUS decision, we will end up like them. Because do I believe that? No, I don’t. Do I believe being homosexual and acting on it is a sin and they are sinners? I mostly do, but it’s not up to me to declare that.
“Whatever wounds and breaks the family wounds and breaks the world. Whatever lifts and saves the family lifts and saves the world.” Families are the fundamental bedrock of society. Do I think homosexual couples can be a good family and raise loving children? Sure I do. But, do I think it is the right setup? I’m unsure of my feelings. It doesn’t necessarily feel right to me.
But, boo on those “Christians” who threaten to divorce because of this. Boo on those “Christian” ministers that threatened to set themselves on fire because of this. That is dumb & radical. I am happy homosexuals will be able to find their happily ever after, just as I have in my husband.
I won’t infringe on them if they won’t infringe on my belief of sacred, eternal marriage between a man and a woman. But, that is honestly what I am afraid of…not of the homosexuals condemning me for my beliefs or discriminating against me. No. But there is a small “What if” in the back of my brain of the government making laws to protect the homosexual marriages at the expense of religious beliefs against it. I’m afraid of our society (which has already shown hints and traits) of ending up how Ray Bradbury predicted in Fahrenheit 451. We have already seen evidence of this in the 1880s and 1890s in the Territory of Utah. Utah was settled by Mormon pioneers who left the states due to extreme prejudice and discrimination due to their believes compared to other Christians. But, they wanted to be part of the USA and tried many times (over 10 times) to become a state. But, the main reason they were denied statehood was because of the religious belief of polygamy. Mormons weren’t forcing Mormons nor Non-Mormons to participate in this. They just wanted to be left alone to do what they believed (just like the homosexual community today). But, the government didn’t like that idea, so they created numerous laws, such as the Morril Anti-Bigamy Law (which restricted the amount of $$ a church could own in a US territory), the Edmunds Act (which imprisoned polygamists with a fine and restricted them from political office and voting), and the Edmunds-Tucer Act (which denied women and polygamists the right to vote and the government could confiscate private church-owned property). I am a little afraid of history repeating itself, because we are humans and we are ignorant and arrogant and call those who don’t agree with us bigots. SCOTUS and the IRS have already sent out warnings that if churches don’t accept this new legal ruling, they will have tax punishments, and other negative consequences. I know SCOTUS says that they can legalize homosexual marriage under the protection of the 14th Amendment, but don’t forget or overlook the 1st Amendment–“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” Freedom of religion, not from religion. 
In a perfect ideal world, if I were in charge, and my husband agrees, I’d completely separate religion and government in terms of marriage. Now, church ministers have governmental authority to legally and lawfully wed couples. What if this changed. What if you were wed by your church the way your church believes, but then had to get your marriage license legalized and official in front of a judge? That way, those who don’t believe what the churches believe, or who aren’t as what churches believe (such as homosexual couples), they can easily get a legal, non-religious marriage as elaborate or plain as they wished. But, those who do believe a certain way can have their religious ceremony, but then just get an addition–a 5 minute “ceremony” in front of a judge to be legal and lawful. I know it’d be more hoops to jump through for those whose religions’ doctrines don’t accept gay marriage, but it’s the only thing I can think of without having the government force ministers to do homosexual marriages in sacred ordinances against their religion.
Again, sorry for the long post. I just needed to write down my thoughts and feelings. 
In conclusion:
I am very happy that homosexuals can finally have peace, marry their true love, and have all the equal economical and governmental rights as straight couples do. I have homosexual friends that I love dearly because they are good people and are Children of God just like everyone else. My LDS Church believes that marriage was instituted of God for a glorious plan and is just between a man and a woman. I do not want homosexuals and their supporters to be discriminated against, but I also don’t want those who don’t believe in homosexual marriage to be punished or called bigots for their own beliefs, which the Constitution grants us freedom of. We should all just be happy for each other, and live as God wants us: to love one another as we love Him. 

*** I understand that not all my readers may have the same opinions as I do. I am keeping the comments open for this post, but I do so wearily. I do not want to start hate wars. If there is a comment that is not respectful towards the homosexual community OR towards differing religious beliefs, it will be deleted. Thank you for your tolerance of me and everyone else.


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Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

Book Review |The Pharaoh’s Daughter

I have always been interested in Ancient Egypt. I remember as an Elementary school student seriously considering becoming an Egyptologist. I loved learning about Cleopatra, the New Kingdom, the connections in the Old Testament, etc.

I love all the different versions of the Moses story, both movies (especially Prince of Egypt) and novels.

So, when I saw the cover of The Pharaoh’s Daughter and read the back, I was instantly excited to read it.

Isn’t that cover art absolutely stunningly beautiful?

The Pharaoh’s Daughter is written by Mesu Andrews, a Christian author. She did her research on Ancient Egypt and the Old Testament to write this first of a series called Treasures of the Nile.

This novel follows Anippe, the daughter of Pharaoh Akhenaten, who is also sister of Pharaoh Tut, and is the woman who picked Moses out of the reed basket on the Nile. It follows her story from her childhood, to her first marriage, saving Moses, raising him, making friends with Miriam and other Hebrews, dealing with her emotionally challenged sister, and the Civil War that ensued after Tut’s death.

I absolutely loved it! I loved how Anippe wasn’t a strong-hearted protagonist. I love how Mesu Andrews entwined her imagination with her research. The story was compelling, always keeping a feeling of tension (as would be necessary with dealing with Pharaohs and Hebrew slaves)! Although the novel seemed to close (sort of) for Anippe, it was before Moses killed the Egyptian that began his journey to being a prophet. Which means that it must happen during the 2nd installment, which will focus on Miriam…and doesn’t come out until 2016!

Sigh.

I devoured this book, and it’s been a long time since that has happened to me! One night, I even stayed up until 2AM reading it!

I definitely recommend this series! So good!

You can purchase the novel physically or via ebook here.
For more on Mesu Andrews and the novels she’s read, click here.

*I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for this review.*


Would you be interested in reading this novel? Why or why not?

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.