Author: Christine Dillon
Genre: Biblical Fiction
Series: Light of the Nations
Release Date: June 23, 2023
What if life is built on the wrong foundation?
Kheti and his family have farmed papyrus along the Nile for generations. Kheti is confident the gods of Egypt and the harmony maintained by the divine Pharaoh are the sources of his prosperity. Then he watches his beloved river turn to blood, his crops fail, and his nation descend into chaos.
The Hebrew God wants his people released from slavery.
When the gods remain silent and Pharaoh is powerless to stop the carnage, Kheti wrestles with which way to turn. Replant his flattened crops and cling to Egypt’s gods? Or forsake his roots to follow new friends and a new faith to a distant land?
Could there be a place in God’s family for an Egyptian who kept God's people as slaves?
Reviewer: Laura J. Davis
If you are a fan of biblical fiction, you cannot go wrong with Christine Dillon's Light of the Nations series. Each book can be read as a standalone, as they each approach a different time in Biblical history. I absolutely loved this series and cannot recommend it enough!
The author has taken the interesting approach of looking at biblical stories and their characters from an outsider's point of view. In Plagues and Papyrus, we meet Kheti, a young Egyptian who, along with his family, farms along the Nile in Egypt. He has always been confident in his false gods until the God of the Hebrews makes himself known through a series of plagues.
I loved to see how Kheti, his family, and his neighbours reacted to what was happening around them. As Kheti and his father begin to doubt the power of their gods, they learn more about the powerful God of the Hebrews through their slaves, Avraham and Yosef.
The author stayed true to the Bible and brought this story to life. It is a book that will make you feel like you were there. I highly recommend it!
I purchased a copy for myself and can't wait for the next one in the series.
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