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?
With her trademark impeccable research and her imaginative storytelling, Jill Eileen Smith brings to life the story of Israel’s most powerful woman in a novel that is both intriguing and inspiring.
This author always surprises me with the complexity of her characters, the richness of her research, and her ability to draw the reader into the Bible in a whole new way. I will be completely transparent and say I love all of Jill’s books. She hasn’t written one yet, that left me feeling disappointed at the end. The character of Deborah appeals to my independent and adventurous spirit. God made women like Deborah for a purpose and my heart sings with joy. I love women who aren’t afraid to lead, who speak their minds, yet always manage to put their families first, and show grace lots of GRACE. That is the kind of woman I strive to be every day.
I highly recommend this book. You can purchase it through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or any bookstore.
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Great post Stacey!