The Midwife's Song: A Story of Moses' Birth

An intriguing, provocative story behind the story as told in Exodus, chapters one and two It is the tale of the young Hebrew midwife, Puah, who defies Pharaoh s decree to murder all newborn Hebrew males, and unknowingly saves her people Under the shadow of Pharaoh s ungodly edict, Puah finds love and sees her own vacillating faith tempered in the trial of fire Puah isAn intriguing, provocative story behind the story as told in Exodus, chapters one and two It is the tale of the young Hebrew midwife, Puah, who defies Pharaoh s decree to murder all newborn Hebrew males, and unknowingly saves her people Under the shadow of Pharaoh s ungodly edict, Puah finds love and sees her own vacillating faith tempered in the trial of fire Puah is a headstrong Hebrew girl whose parents have almost abandoned hope of finding a husband who pleases her None of the young men make her heart sing Then she meets Hattush, of the house of Jacob and chief goldsmith of Pharaoh The shy but willful midwife captures his heart and thrusts him toward his own unexpected destiny Pharaoh grows insane with each passing day His obsession to complete his tomb and his hatred for the Hebrews color every royal decree When his paranoia peaks, he demands the midwives slay all Hebrew male infants In the midst of this spiritual trial, Hattush and Puah must discover if they are truly worthy to be called children of Abraham With thoroughly researched detail, author Brenda Ray brings to life the Biblical account of the Hebrew midwives and the birth of Moses Using vivid imagery that appeals to all the senses, she places the reader in this timeless story.
The Midwife s Song A Story of Moses Birth An intriguing provocative story behind the story as told in Exodus chapters one and two It is the tale of the young Hebrew midwife Puah who defies Pharaoh s decree to murder all newborn Hebrew mal

  • Title: The Midwife's Song: A Story of Moses' Birth
  • Author: Brenda Ray
  • ISBN: 9780965396684
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Midwife's Song: A Story of Moses' Birth”

    1. What I liked about the book: I liked that it was written by a midwife, one who obviously feels that the profession is more than a duty, but a calling. I know several midwives and have had two home births myself, and just witnessed another, and it truly is an amazing gift these women have. I also liked the idea of this book giving us a picture of what life must have been like for the Hebrews during the time of their enslavement in Egypt, especially under Pharaoh's terrible decree. That said, I di [...]

    2. This Christian fiction story is written in a very simplistic, young adult style. For me the story is tremendously lacking in that it skips much vital detail and jumps around in time and place and point of view (narrators) so much so that I constantly became annoyed. I learned a bit of history but did not get much out of this story otherwise. This is sad because with better writing, this could have been a very good book.

    3. I enjoyed learning more about these midwives who really were commanded by Pharoah to kill all the Hebrew male babies at birth. Their story is only given a few verses in the Old Testament, so this book is the author's interpretation of what might have happened, and how they defied this command. The writing was a bit flowery at times, but overall the story was solid and the characters memorable.

    4. Really liked this book. It is the back story (fictional of course but based on real bible accounts) of the midwife Puah. She was one of the midwives who refused pharaoh's order to kill the male Hebrew babies. It is interesting to see what her life may have been like and how her faith may have worked out her life. Makes me more excited to meet her and Shiphrah in paradise.

    5. Remember this is Biblical fiction, but it did give me pause to think and wonder what the Hebrew midwives did after Pharoh declared that all the male babies were to be killed. This book reminded me of those written by Francine Rivers. Good read.

    6. Great biblical fiction about the events leading up to Moses' birth. It's a love story too. I highly recommend it.

    7. What a really nice telling of the situation surrounding Moses's birth. By focusing on the midwife who delivered him, the tale comes alive. Very sweet and touching.

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