In the Shadow of Sinai Bezalel is a Hebrew slave to Ramses II An artisan of the highest order Ramses has kept him in the palace even when all other Israelites have been banned Bezalel blames El Shaddai for isolating him fr

  • Title: In the Shadow of Sinai
  • Author: Carole Towriss
  • ISBN: 9781936341481
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bezalel is a Hebrew slave to Ramses II An artisan of the highest order, Ramses has kept him in the palace even when all other Israelites have been banned Bezalel blames El Shaddai for isolating him from his people.When Moses and Aaron appear one summer, and El Shaddai shakes Egypt to its core, Bezalel must reexamine his anger Over the course of the next year, Bezalel sBezalel is a Hebrew slave to Ramses II An artisan of the highest order, Ramses has kept him in the palace even when all other Israelites have been banned Bezalel blames El Shaddai for isolating him from his people.When Moses and Aaron appear one summer, and El Shaddai shakes Egypt to its core, Bezalel must reexamine his anger Over the course of the next year, Bezalel s life becomes intertwined with those of an Egyptian child slave, the captain of the guard, and especially a beautiful young concubine.When spring arrives, all of them escape with the young nation of Israel But that s only the beginning

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    1. In the Shadow of Sinai tells the familiar story of the Exodus from the point-of-view of an obscure biblical character, Bezalel. Creative. Fascinating. Well-researched. Carole Towriss’ debut novel was a tantalizing snack, leaving me hungry for more from this talented author. If you’re expecting a re-telling of Cecil B. DeMille’s Ten Commandments, don’t look here. Carole Towriss unwraps the intriguing world of Egyptian royalty, subtly inserting crucial facts and descriptions that bring sce [...]

    2. Oh, Carole, what a novel you've written! You grabbed me on the first page with the crash of drums and held me right down to the last drumbeat on the last page. What a debut!The Jews were a stubborn and rebellious bunch--but still the apple of God's eye, beloved and cared for. Your book so well illustrated the Book of Exodus, I felt as though I were there.I know, I'm partial to Biblical fiction and tend to brag on my critique partners' successes a lot, but this one is well worth the bragging. Car [...]

    3. I went into this novel thinking I knew what to expect and it was a mistake to do that. The biblical and historical research that went into this were very good and never overpowered the story. Young Ahmose (a seven year old Egyptian slave) stole my heart as much as the hero's and the supporting cast all had their own character journeys.This is biblical fiction at its best that reframed how I think about the plagues of Egypt and while Moses and Aaron make appearances of course, this is not their n [...]

    4. A thoroughly enjoyable read. This story takes place during the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and the time coming up to the exodus. It illustrates that hardships that the Israelites as well as the Egyptians went through during the trials bestowed on the Egyptians to free the Israelites. It also tells of the plight of the Israelites prior to their release. But most importantly, it demonstrates His love and care for us and what is possible when we have faith.

    5. Much enjoyed storyHighly recommend. Very interesting to read background of Exodus from Egypt's point of view and how God orchestrates His purposes and plans to carry out His perfect will. His love and grace have been and will always be with us.


    7. Enjoyed it thoroughly!Kept my interest and appreciated the intensity of the characters and their doubts and convictions. I never got bored with the happenings!

    8. One of the biggest stories in the Bible is that of the Exodus. Everything about the ten plagues and the parting of the Red Sea just seems larger than life. I always envision Charlton Heston, who plays Moses in the 1956 classic movie "The Ten Commandments", with his rod stretched over the Red Sea and the multitude surrounding him. Something about this particular story seems to invite imaginative retellings, and many a Sunday School teacher has played on the active imaginations of children as they [...]

    9. Title: In the Shadow of SinaiAuthor: Carole Towriss Pages: 300Year: 2012Publisher: DeWard Pub. “One delightful fictional story to read,” is how I would describe this novel. As I read the Old Testament book of Exodus in the Bible, which is not fictional, the activity recorded there kept coming to mind. A friend and I have been studying the Tabernacle along with the book of Exodus, and what wonders both studies have shown us. If you aren’t familiar with Moses, Aaron or the actions and events [...]

    10. When I think of the biblical Exodus, I envision the beaten down slave working in the brutal sun, struggling to survive. I’d never paused to consider those with high-ranking or prestigious positions like Bezalel. With his artistic skill, Bezalel rises in prestige among the Egyptians, gaining the respect of Pharaoh himself, and yet, his gifting deprives him of what he longs for most—connection with his family and his people. Forced to work in the heat, the common slaves view Bezalel as a trait [...]

    11. (I received this book for free as part of First Reads giveaways).(This review may contain spoilers).I've seen quite a lot of adaptions done of the Israelites escaping Egypt. I think it's probably one of the most well-known pieces from the Bible.I liked a lot of the characters in the book and the different ways they reacted to things. Ahmose was probably my favourite character - I loved the simple faith he had that Yahweh could make water sweet if He could wake Bezalel.I also liked Kamose. I fel [...]

    12. Carol Towers, the author, lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and four children.In addition to being a wife and mother, she is a very good writer.Bezalel is a Hebrew slave in Egypt. He is an accomplished artisan and could be considered a master craftsman. He is a slave none the less, and is very concerned that God has allowed Israel to suffer in Egypt as they have. In fact, Bezalel is angry with God.Then Moses comes along. There are plagues and many other problems, and it seems that thing [...]

    13. 'In the Shadow of Sinai', by Carole Towriss, is an adventure story that begins in ancient Egypt. 'Sinai' places the reader firmly in Pharaoh's court, in the eyes of Bezalel, a gifted Israelite artisan who is often commissioned by Ramses himself to make royal gifts and sculptures. Though valued for his talent, he is treated as a slave by the Egyptians, while his fellow Hebrews consider him a traitor and envy him his soft job at the palace. Forced into this role, he questions El Shaddai in all of [...]

    14. What would it have been like to be living when Moses and Aaron approached the Pharaoh of Egypt with God's message to let the Hebrews go? In this new book, Carole Towriss gives her readers the opportunity to find out.Egypt is the home of the Hebrews, the home where they are slaves. Bezalel is a wonderfully talented artisan who seems to have endless patience in creating marble busts, golden bracelets, and so much more. As a Hebrew, he should be making bricks for the Pharaoh's new city but his tale [...]

    15. In the Shadow of Sinai is an engrossing and personal account of the Israelites' emancipation from Egypt. It's told from the point of view of Bezalel, a Hebrew slave at the palace, who has his doubts about El Shaddai's goodness these days. Considered a traitor for working in the palace, he doesn't feel like he belongs anywhere. Then Moses and Aaron come and start stirring things up.I know that this has been said before, but Carole Towriss really brings the story of the plagues and the people who [...]

    16. Carole Towriss captures all the major events of this powerful and exciting tale and brings a whole new outlook as she paints a vivid picture of the time in Egypt before and after the Exodus. If you want to feel the experience that Moses,and the people went through and how the slaves escaped Egypt then In The Shadow of Sinai is the perfect choice. The descriptions of the 10 plagues is so vivid it will give you a deeper understanding of what it might have been like to live in ancient Egypt at that [...]

    17. I enjoyed this delightful novel, which tells the story of the end of the Israelite captivity in Egypt, their flight from Egypt, and the first months of their journey to the Promised Land. It gives me a new perspective on an old, old story. I love the characters, who became such real people to me, as I read the book. It is wonderful to see so many of them grow in their walk with God, and to see how their individual faith walks are so different. In the Shadow of the Sinai zeroes in on individuals [...]

    18. I liked the story but I found myself skimming a few sections. I thought Meri's character was underdeveloped. Her relationship with Bezalel didn't seem believable. I did think the character of the soldier was strong as well as Bezalel and his family. I finished the book but not sure I will read the next one.

    19. This was an interesting story set during the time of Moses. Bezalel is a gifted artist living in the palace of Ramses II in Egypt. He is also a Hebrew slave. His people have been slaves for 400 years and he wonders where God is in all of this. He has lived in the palace since he was a child and some of his own people view him as a traitor. He feels like he doesn't fit in anywhere and he's angry with God. His grandfather tells him that maybe he's there for a reason, but he can't see what that cou [...]

    20. An outcast in more ways than one, Bezalel experiences much heartache at the hands of Egyptian and Israelite alike. He struggles with his faith in the Almighty as he watches his friends and enemies suffer amidst the turmoil that Moses brings to Egypt. Upon the Exodus, he must face his past and accept his future to serve the Lord as well as start a life in the promised land.The Bible in an amazing fashion. Her descriptions allowed me to stand in awe between the towering waters of the parted sea or [...]

    21. Loved this introductory historical novel. It is not often a Christian author chooses the Old Testament as story backdrop, but through careful research and well-crafted writing, Mrs. Towriss puts the reader squarely in the midst of the Hebrews as they began their exodus from Egypt. Her characters are real, not just figureheads from the distant past, and yet her story is biblically accurate. Loved this book, and also loved its sequel, By the Waters of Kadesh, which was published in November of 201 [...]

    22. An expertly woven tale that sucked me in and carried me along for the ride. Set in the book of Exodus when the Israelites were brought out of Egypt, this story follows a slave named Bezalel, letting us see the stories from his unique perspective. Loved the interesting and lovable (well, not the bad ones LOL) characters. The author also tied in glimpses and thoughts of God and His love that can be applied to us today. I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it. Biblical fiction brought to life!

    23. Everyone knows the story of Moses, but with this story you live and breathe it. Seen through the eyes of a character that witnesses the liberation of the Hebrews from Egypt and told in an astoundingly vivid way In the Shadow of Sinai gives the reader an unique Old Testament experience. I was swept along the dusty march in the desert (literally tasting the dust in my mouth), held in awe of the parting waters (felt the water's spray cool my skin), amazed at the miraculous events (held in awe of th [...]

    24. In the Shadow of SinaiIn the Shadow of Sinai seems to be well researched, though I'm not an expert by any means, on that period. I did thoroughly enjoy the novel and plan to read her sequel shortly. I do recommend it.

    25. Very goodThe book, while fictional, was very goode story of a young man and God's people as they all learned about His great love for them.

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