Shadow of the StormConnilyn Cossette
In the Depth 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 Mt. Sinai, upon which rests the fiery glowing Cloud containing the "shekinah" glory of God. When the ... Read More
Having escaped Egypt with the other Hebrews during the Exodus, Shira is now living in freedom at the foot of Mt. Sinai, upon which rests the fiery glowing Cloud containing the "shekinah" glory of God. When the people disobey Yahweh and build a golden idol, the ensuing chaos gives Shira an unexpected opportunity to learn the arts of midwifery. Although her mother wishes for her to continue in the family weaving trade, Shira's gifts shine brightest when she assists with deliveries. In defiance of her mother, Shira pursues her heart's calling to become an apprentice midwife.
When a delivery goes horribly wrong, Shira finds herself bound to a man who betrayed her, the caretaker of three young children, and the target of a vengeful woman whose husband was killed by Shira's people, the Levites. As contention between the Hebrew tribes and the foreigners fans the flames of another dangerous rebellion, Shira will come face-to-face with the heartbreak of her past that she has kept hidden for so long. How can she let go of all that has defined her to accept the love she's denied herself and embrace who she truly is?
- Store Only: Yes
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Oct 4, 2016
- UPC: 9780764218217
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 352
- Publish Date: Oct 18, 2016
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 100
- Audience Age Minimum: 18
- Audience Gender: Gender Neutral
- BISAC: "FIC042030"
- ISBN: 0764218212
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- Conni has done it again!!! by Kellie W on 11/16/2016
Conni has done it again!!! This is her second book in her Out of Egypt series and once again she does a very good job of transporting you to Thor wilderness with all who escaped from Egypt. It is a MUST READ!! I can't wait until the next book!!!
- Biblical fiction at its best! by Becca on 10/25/2016
Shadow of the Storm is an amazing novel combining romance, suspense, and the truth of God's word into an incredible story that captivates you from the very beginning! You feel as if you as traversing the wilderness as a true child of God just freed from slavery in Eygpt. I could NOT put this book down (much like the first book in the Out from Eygpt series-Counted with the Stars)! The only negative to this wonderful book is when you read the last line and are forced to lay the book down.
- Christian Shelf Esteem's Review of Shadow of the Storm by Amanda on 9/9/2016
In Shadow of the Storm, Connilyn Cossette takes history and makes it “herstory.” A bold endeavor, Cossette captures a tumultuous period in Israel’s history through the eyes of several women. Penned within these pages is an account of their first year in the wilderness when manna began to rain from heaven, Ten Commandments were given, idols destroyed, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.
Under God’s care the fledgling nation is not only surviving, they are multiplying. Midwives like Reva urgently need new women to apprentice in their trade to keep up with the ever increasing number of births. Despite Reva’s encouragement and tutelage, Shira allows her fear and self-doubt to steer her away from her calling to midwifery. The way the author uses Shira’s story to draw attention to these stumbling blocks of faith was clever. Many women will empathize with Shira which should make for lively book club banter.
It was a comfort to have Kiya, Eben, and Jumo return in book 2. Although the men didn’t play as large of roles as they did in Counted With the Stars, the sisterly bond between Kiya and Shira forged even deeper roots. Futhermore, new characters like Ayal (Shira’s romantic interest) and Dvorah added depth while ushering in all sorts of dramatic twists!
Since finishing the book I’ve thought back on how, while camped at the base of Mt. Sinai, the multitude who’d fled Egypt were just beginning to learn what it meant to be a people set apart to God. They brought more than just personal items out of Egypt — their selfish habits, idols, and old grudges also made the trip. This book reminded me of how God uses storms (trials) to refine us, build our character, and keep us anchored to the Rock. Shadow of the Storm is a powerful story that I highly recommend!
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