- A Cry From Egypt
- by Hope Auer
- Book one of The Promised Land series
- Published by Great Waters Press the publishing arm of Raising Real Men
- Advanced reader copy available for $12.50
- Visit the website at www.acryfromegypt.com
A Cry from Egypt focuses on a Hebrew slave girl, Jarah, her family and the life they lead as slaves under the Egyptians. It is a rough life, with harsh overseers. Jarah’s father is a believer in the one true God, Yahweh, while her mother follows the god’s of Egypt. This creates a tension in the family, that forces Jarah to think about faith and who she will follow.
Just when life seems to be unendingly harsh, with Jarah, wondering if Yahweh is listening, along comes word that the “lost” prince, Moses is back. Then amazing, yet baffling, events begin to happen. Rivers turn to blood, frogs appear in droves, flies are everywhere, and more. What does it mean? Will the Hebrew slaves ever be free?
The author, Hope Auer, is a homeschool graduate and has been writing stories and plays since she was young. Through her passion for history and telling stories, she has created The Promised Land Series. She loves the Lord, life, church, family, and children.
Our family likes to read historical fiction. Historical fiction makes history come alive and very memorable. A Cry from Egypt by Hope Auer is historical fiction of the highest caliber. It is well researched and accurately portrays the time period of the Hebrews during the ten plagues.
Three people in our family read this book, mom, Sarah (15) and Ben (10). The consensus among us was that this was a well written, interesting book. Ben read the book during his reading time and enjoyed it. Sarah was given the book and asked if she would read it and tell me what she thought. Once she started, Sarah finished the book quickly and stated she really enjoyed it. She would like to read the second book in the series. Mom read the book and was quite impressed at the story. It was true to the biblical account and brought to life the hardships and heartache of being a Hebrew slave. Excitement, adventure, faith this book combines all in a fun to read, action packed book.
Our family would recommend this book to others. It is appropriate as a reader or read aloud for kids from about 7 up to adults. There are some intense overseer encounters that involve whippings so caution should be used if reading this book to younger children.
Other Schoolhouse Review Crew members also read and reviewed A Cry From Egypt. Visit the Crew Blog to read what they thought about the book. As well, another book published by Great Waters Press was reviewed. You can read the reviews of Children in Church: Nurturing Hearts of Worship on the Crew blog.
Disclaimer: As an Independent contractor for The Old Schoolhouse and member of the Schoolhouse Review Crew, I received a copy of A Cry From Egypt for free from Raising Real Men in exchange for my honest review of their product. All opinions given are mine and/or my children’s