Deborah struggles with her future in the Israelite society, worried about who she will marry and what will be her purpose in the community. However, God has a special and different plan for Deborah than simply being a wife and mother. Israel suffers from Canaan’s armies and needs a deliverer from God. Deborah may be the chosen prophetess and leader for Israel, but she first must convince her family and the people of God that she has their best interests at heart in their quest to defeat Canaan.
I really enjoyed the first Biblical novel about Rehab by this author, so I was looking forward to this book. Jill Eileen Smith takes such a rich Biblical story and adds a personal aspect that allows the reader to connect with the character in a new manner. My one critique for this story is that the storytelling was a bit more monotonous than the first novel, even though the writing itself was still well done. Overall, however, I enjoyed the descriptions of both the Israelite lifestyle and Deborah’s personal struggles. I would recommend this novel to those who enjoy Biblical fiction.
I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishing in exchange for an honest review.