In the darkness of the storm’s shadow, only truth can light her way.
Having escaped Egypt with the other Hebrews during the Exodus, Shira is now living in freedom at the foot of Mount Sinai. When the people rebel by worshiping a golden idol, the ensuing chaos gives Shira an unexpected opportunity to assist a midwife. When the experience awakens a new desire in her, she pursues her heart’s calling as an apprentice midwife.
But when a delivery goes horribly wrong, Shira finds herself in an impossible situation. As contention between the Hebrew tribes and the foreigners fans the flames of another dangerous rebellion, Shira comes face to face with the long-hidden pain of her past. Can she let go of all that has defined her to embrace who she truly is and believe in a hopeful future?
Shadow of the Storm is the second book in new trilogy Out From Egypt. This book was just as good as the first, if not better. While it could easily be read on its own, many of the characters in this volume are from the first book, and it was a joy to read more about each of them.
I love the style of writing Mrs. Connilyn Cossette uses — and the way she uses language is beautiful. Through both the first and second books my mind has been immersed in the culture of the Egyptians and the Hebrews. You can tell that the author has really studied the exodus from Egypt, and she is able to write about her studies in a way that pulls you into the day-to-day life of the Hebrews. I have learned so much about the historical aspect of this time era through these books!
I appreciated the midwifery aspect, as being a childbirth attendant is something I have been studying for. Once again, the author has studied this subject thoroughly, and it shows.
I would give this book 5 stars, and gladly recommend it to friends. I would say because of the subject material — birth, death, and the wrath of God upon the Hebrews in creating the golden calf, which was dealt with in an honest fashion — that it was definitely a book for older readers.
I am looking forward with anticipation to the third and final book in this trilogy!
I am a 22 year old young lady who is redeemed and saved from my sin only by the grace of God. A bibliophile at heart with a love of history who desires to see the Word of God practically applied to all aspects of our daily lives -- in our homes, in the grocery store, in the political realm. I strive to put my jumbled, chaotic thoughts down onto paper -- reducing them into black and white rows, letters, sentences. Into some semblance of sanity. And I share them here with all of you, where I can challenge you, make you think, and cause you to ask questions. I am the oldest of eleven children living the country life in the deep south.