Saturday, February 27, 2016

The Prophetess by Jill Eileen Smith

The Prophetess: Deborah's Story (Daughters of the Promised Land, #2)Book Description:
Outspoken and fearless, Deborah has faith in God but struggles to see the potential her own life holds. As an Israelite woman, she'll marry, have a family, and seek to teach her children about Adonai--and those tasks seem to be more than enough to occupy her time. But God has another plan for her. Israel has been under the near constant terror of Canaan's armies for twenty years, and now God has called Deborah to deliver her people from this oppression. Will her family understand? Will her people even believe God's calling on her life? And can the menace of Canaan be stopped? 

My Thoughts:
I liked this elaboration on Deborah's story.  The author tells a story about how Deborah could have been.  She was a 'typical' Israelite woman, except she wasn't.  God had plans for her and she follows His calling.  With all the threats of war and the battles going on, it is difficult, especially as a woman.
I honestly wasn't certain I would like this book at the beginning.  I was wondering where the author was taking parts, but I have to say, she pulled it all together and answered my questions.  Deborah was a strong and wonderfully Godly woman.  I wish I had her strength.  The war going on was absolutely terrifying and God still used her.  The secondary story lines were as good as the overall story to me.
It was a 4/5.  I will absolutely read the next book by this author.
Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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