Miriam's Song

 


In her eventful lifetime, Miriam was many things to many people: protective older sister, song leader, prophetess, leper. But between the highs and the lows, she was a girl who dreamed of freedom, a woman who longed for love, a leader who made mistakes, and a friend who valued connection.


With her impeccable research and keen eye for detail, bestselling author Jill Eileen Smith offers this epic story to fill in the gaps and imagine how Miriam navigated the challenges of holding on to hope, building a family in the midst of incredible hardship, and serving as a leader of a difficult people, all while living in her brother's shadow. Follow Miriam's journey from childhood to motherhood, obscurity to notoriety, and yearning to fulfillment as she learns that what God promises he provides—in his own perfect timing.


My Review


As the author points out in the "Note to Reader" this was a hard book to write. The reason being because there is not much known about Miriam. To get to hear her name you have to read the story of Moses. Therefore the author had to do some digging and use her imagination to write this book. 

I am a fan of this author and her books. I love how Jill writes her books based on different women of the Bible. The women don't have to be just the "famous" ones but also minor ones as well. In the case of this book, I thought it was a good read. 

I felt like the whole story moved too fast. It jumped periods of time really fast. There actually were a few times I went back and reread passages as I would read something and there would be a mention or reference made. I was like I missed that or don't remember that and so would go back and reread. Yet, I did like this book and am still a fan of this author. 

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