Slender Reeds: Jochebed's Hope
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Slender Reeds: Jochebed's Hope

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Four hundred years in slavery, the Hebrew people await deliverance. . . .
And while it is still dark, God is at work.
 
Jochebed’s entire life has been a faith journey as she seeks her mother’s God. The daughter of a Hebrew slave and master basket weaver, Jochebed knows the stories of her ancestors but wonders if the Lord cares how they suffer under the hand of Pharaoh Ramses. . .and if the promised deliverance will ever really come.
              
Ramses, warned of Egypt’s destruction, vows to do whatever is necessary to protect his two great loves, Egypt and Nefertari, unaware that satisfying one will sacrifice the other.
Shiphrah, the half-Egyptian midwife tasked to kill Hebrew male infants, yearns for a place to belong and remembers childhood stories of a merciful God.
              
Doubts are a constant companion to Jochebed, but her foundation of faith leads her to defy the most powerful man in the world in a deadly race to save her son and, ultimately, God’s chosen people.  Two women, each following the dangerous path God has set before them—this is their story.

Title:Slender Reeds: Jochebed's Hope
ISBN:1634099605
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:320 pages

    Slender Reeds: Jochebed's Hope Reviews

  • Olivia
    Aug 09, 2016

    I'm very skeptical of Biblical fiction, even more so than Historical fiction, but when I saw this for review I decided I'd give it a try. The thing I did expect wasn't a problem, but there were other ...

  • Andrea Cox
    Oct 09, 2016

    by Andrea Renee CoxSlender Reeds: Jochebed's Hope provided an interesting glimpse at what Moses's mother's life might have been like. The pain and sorrow and joy and faith of the life of a slave came ...

  • Rebekah Gyger
    Feb 19, 2017

    3.5 StarsWhen I first picked this up, I expected it to be like most Biblical Fiction. That is, a main character's romantic story woven into a Biblical narrative. Slender Reeds is nothing like that.In ...

  • Regina
    Sep 11, 2016

    WOW! WOW! WOW! Trixie Susan is a debut author to Biblical fiction, you'll want to keep an eye on this author! Slender Reeds captured my heart from the first page to the very end. If you're the emotion...

  • Fiction Aficionado
    Oct 26, 2016

    As popular as the Exodus seems to be in Biblical fiction at the moment, this is the first time I have come across a novel featuring Moses' mother, Jochebed, as a main character. It’s fair to say I w...

  • Anne Campbell
    Nov 25, 2016

    I've know Texie Susan Gregory for a few years now--I met her at the Write to Inspire Conference in Sacramento, CA, and I was privileged to read a little of what she'd written for a contest. I knew thi...

  • Amy
    Sep 10, 2016

    Slender Reeds is just an okay story of Biblical Fiction. I would give it 3 stars....

  • Beth Erin
    Nov 01, 2016

    I found this book to be an easy read that captured my interest with its focus on motherhood, the bonds of friendship, and of course faith. Jochebed's transition from placing her hope in her mother's G...

  • Deborha Mitchell
    Oct 26, 2016

    Faith and HopeI've read the story of Moses many times. Slender Reeds really brings it to life. It's a story of trust and faith during a time of terrible heartbreak.I applaud Texie Susan Gregory for he...

  • Jeanie
    Oct 31, 2016

    “Alone, a Slender Reed was Fragile; woven together they would be a circle of protection…”(page 81). ‘Slender Reeds: Jochebed’s Hope’ is a fascinating account of what life may have been lik...