Christian fiction inspired by the Bible, Judges chapters four and five.
On his deathbed, Deborah’s grandfather prophesied she would be a Judge for Israel. But the elders of Ramah vowed a woman would never sit in the city gates to listen to cases. So Deborah and her husband, Barak, returned to his hometown of Kedesh, in the northern part of the Israel, where trouble brewed nearby: King Jabin II had appointed Sisera to be commander of his army… and his nine-hundred iron chariots.
Meanwhile, God brings disputes to Deborah for her to adjudicate, and soon she is holding court under the palm trees outside of Kedesh. Then God tells Deborah to hurry back to Ramah, and the family escapes just before Commander Sisera invades Israel and ransacks Kedesh.
But Israel has no standing army to respond, and not a shield or a spear was seen among forty-thousand men. How will God use two such improbable people, a peasant woman and her husband, to lead Israel to victory against this formidable foe?
This was amazing! I really enjoyed reading Teresa Pollard’s thoughts on how the missing pieces of the story of Deborah could have come together.
This really helped me to think through the players and how all of the pieces fit together in much more detail than just reading the Bible. (Guess maybe I should read more slowly and reflect more, huh?)
|Source:||Chalfont House Publishers|
|Publisher & Date:||October 6th 2015 by HopeSprings Books|
|Steam:||No Steam, but there are some topics that may not be appropriate for all.|
|This Counts for these Challenges:||2015 Let Me Count The Ways Reading Challenge, 2015 New Authors Reading Challenge, 2015 Just for Fun Reading Challenge, 2015 Romantic Suspense Reading Challenge, 2015 Women Challenge, 2015 Historical Romance Reading Challenge|
Teresa Pollard’s Author Bio:
As an Air Force brat and having spent nine years as a navy wife, Candi Pullen has lived more places than she can name, including Morocco and Libya. After the death of her first husband and the death of their daughter, Andrea, nine years later, she felt that God was calling her to use that pain to minister to others who needed God’s healing comfort. In 2007, she earned her Bachelor of Theology degree. She now teaches discipleship classes, mentors new believers and those wishing to find all the Lord has for them, and writes a daily devotional on Facebook, Good Morning, Papa! She lives in New Port Richey, FL, with Drew, her husband of 18 years.
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