Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Friday, August 28, 2015

Until My Name Is Known Book Review

Tell of My Kingdom's Glory Series
Book One

SUMMARY:  The Time: 2450 BC         The Place:  Old Kingdom of Egypt
     Pharaoh is god.  His people worship him.  Israel's God arrives.  He challenges Pharaoh.  His power touches all.  They must change.  Some don't concede.  They suffer.  Others yield.  They find freedom.  Until My Name Is Known brings all to see the one true God.  Read it to see Him.
     Today's historians and archaeologists puzzle over the fall of the Old Kingdom of Egypt.  But the world at that time heard of God.  The world knew that He is the Lord.  His Name was proclaimed in all the earth.

REVIEW:  If you went to church as a child, you heard the stories about the Israelites' time as slaves in Egypt, Moses and his attempts to get Pharaoh to release them, and the ten plagues.  I always wondered why Pharaoh was being so difficult, why God sent those particular plagues, and what  the Israelites and Egyptians thought about everything going on.  This book answers these questions and more in a fictionalize manner that grabbed my attention from the beginning and held it to the end.  The author really did her research and presents a story of "what could have happened."  She covers a lot of material and time in ways I felt kept me from getting bogged down in the details.  She covers Moses' life after he escaped to the desert until his return in a very concise but very informative way.  She shows what may have been going through the minds and thoughts of the Egyptian people during the plagues and the suffering that may have occurred.  Ms. Contreras also tells stories of Israelites who loves Yahweh and are willing to do what He asks and others who are angry at Him and how some find freedom from that anger.  There are those caught between two worlds - those who were born and raised by slaves but are more Egyptian due to work stations and influences - and how they handle the plagues and finally the exodus.
     The story also shows how each plague was focused in defeating one or more Egyptian gods and showing Yahweh God's power. One by one, the power of their gods was stripped away until all that was left was Yahweh.
     I really loved this book.  It helped give possible answers to questions I had about this time in the Old Testament.  While we don't know exactly what happened to the Old Kingdom of Egypt, Sonya Contreras' novel does give her readers something to think about.  It also bring this time in history some new life.  Check it out.  I think you will be impressed.

This book was provided by Litfuse Publicity Group and Bull Head Press
for review without compensation.

Growing up with five sisters, Sonya Contreras asked God many questions, even when she did not like His answers.  Graduating from Cedarville University and Institute for Creation Research with a Master's Degree in Science Education did not stop her questions.  Marrying her best friend and homeschooling their eight sons, she found that dreams do come true, in spite of unanswered questions.  Trusting God, Who knows all answers, she shares questions that matter weekly at

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