My wife and I are both graduates of Multnomah University in Portland, OR. I had the honor of being mentored by Dr. Roy Andrews. I spent quite some time with him, and in that process, I got to meet his wife Mesu. Not knowing a whole lot about her, I at least knew that she was a woman who Loved God, and loved family. I would hear about her trips away for her books, and Iâ€™d hear about her next project(s). It was awesome. So when I saw this book in the Blogging for Books list, I had to pick it up.
I must say that I have never been a huge fan of Fiction books in general (which is why you donâ€™t see a lot of them in my reviews). However, I figured since I knew Mesu, and that since my wife and I work with teen girls who love reading fiction, Iâ€™d give it a shot. I AM GLAD I DID!
Mesuâ€™s writing style is captivating, and engaging. Before I knew it I was more than half-way through the book. Being a Bible College graduate, and being a Pastor to students, I am always looking for ways to present Godâ€™s word in a catchy way.
In The Pharaohâ€™s Daughter Mesu tells the story of Moses, but from a completely different perspective than is commonly taught (this is what makes it fiction). She tells us the story of Mosesâ€™ mother, who was an Egyptian. While it is true we donâ€™t know a whole lot about Mosesâ€™ mother, Mesu has taken it upon herself to study the culture, to study the way of life, and to take that in-depth knowledge and tell us what â€˜may haveâ€™ happened. I am extremely impressed. She has done a great job of staying true to the Biblical text, all while helping us to look at the vague details in a deeper way.
This is defiantly a series I would recommend to those in my youth group, those in my family, to those who love fiction, and to those who want to learn biblical truths but need to do so in a more creative way.
I got this book for my honest review through the Blogging for Books program.