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EXODUS: The Moses Chronicles, Vol. 3,” by H.B. Moore, Covenant Communications, $16.99, 230 pages (f)

“Exodus: The Moses Chronicles, Vol. 3” is the continuation of H.B. Moore’s interpretation of the life and experiences of one of the most famous prophets in Hebrew and Christian history. Using customs, traditions, historical records and biblical accounts, Moore paints a vivid picture of what it might have been like to live during the time of the Exodus from Egypt in her Moses Chronicles, which includes “Bondage” and “Deliverance.”

When Moses was called by God to return to Egypt to free the children of Israel he had no idea how the feat would be accomplished. His only security was the assurance that God had commanded him to do a great work for his new people and he would obey. But getting others, especially the Hebrews, to believe his mission and obey God was considerably more difficult than he expected.

While the leaders of the tribes of Israel were anxious to break off the shackles of slavery, they were also fearful of the wrath of a Pharaoh who controlled many aspects of their lives.

And when the King of Egypt refused to release the slaves, in spite of numerous miracles and plagues, Moses knew he had to find a way to hold his people together so the Lord could finish his work. It was the work of a faithful prophet to listen and follow the words of the God of Israel.

The author’s challenge of taking a well-known story and shaping it in a way that invites interest from a wide audience continues to be successful in this third volume of her work.

Moore, who is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has given substance to characters whose lives have a ring of reality. While many readers will be familiar with the events of this historical story, they may find that there is more to a story than simple facts.

“Exodus: The Moses Chronicles, Vol. 3” has a fair amount of violence and death but none goes beyond general descriptions. There is no sexual content or foul language in the book.

Mike Whitmer lives in West Valley City and can be reached at grundelwalken@gmail.com.



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