19 February 2016

The Prophetess by Jill Eileen Smith

About the Book
Canaan has ravaged Israel. The people are in hiding. All that stands between surrender and hope is one untested woman. 

Deborah will never forget the day her father and brothers left to worship at the Lord's tabernacle--or the wails of her mother after finding their bodies at the city gates. The memories of Canaan's cruelty haunt her and all of Israel. Now in this dark time, the Lord calls on Deborah to lead His people away from the idols of other nations and back to Him.

Deborah never asked to be a prophetess or a judge over God's people. Still, she cannot deny His voice or the visions that accompany it. Can her family ever understand? Will her people believe God's calling on her life? And can the Canaanite menace be stopped?

With her trademark impeccable research and imaginative storytelling, Jill Eileen Smith brings to life the story of Israel's most powerful woman in this intriguing and inspiring novel.

This second Daughters of the Promised Land novel takes a look into the life of another well-known, biblical woman: Deborah. In a time when the Canaanites relentlessly terrorized the Israelites, the assertive, outspoken, and intelligent Deborah becomes the prophetess Israel desperately need to bring them into the life God wants for His people. Her story contains controversy, conflict, and challenges within a detailed historical context and a cast of interesting characters, and I really loved how Jill Eileen Smith brings it to life. Fans of biblical fiction will not want to miss The Prophetess - I would recommend it and now can’t wait to read more from Smith in the future.

Thanks to Revell Reads, I received a copy of The Prophetess and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

About the Author
Jill Eileen Smith is the author of the bestselling Wives of King David series and The Crimson Cord, as well as the Wives of the Patriarchs and the Loves of King Solomon series. Her research has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times. She lives with her family in southeast Michigan.

Jill loves to hear from her readers. Contact her at her website, or follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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