Midwives of Moses by Jennifer Jennings
Published by Peacock Press
Genres: Biblical Fiction, Historical Fiction
Series: Faith Finders #1
A god asked her to kill. That went against her faith. Her own God asked her to walk away. That went against her calling.
Until she is ordered by Pharaoh to kill newborn Hebrew males, Puah thought she had an easy profession. If she obeys, it means the deaths of untold innocents. If she doesn’t, it means her death.
As Pharaohs rise and fall, Puah’s people are forced into deeper oppression. Men are forced labor and women are sent to serve their Egyptian counterparts. Only Puah and her recently acquired guild are free. For now.
Moses, one of the hidden babies who was adopted by the Princess, is being groomed to take over. When he denies his right to rule and mistakenly kills an Egyptian, he is forced to flee into the desert.
Forty years later, he returns as the instrument of God.
With her medical training and passion for helping pregnant women, Puah places herself in the heart of hell on earth as the intensity of plagues increases.
After the last plague falls, she must make the decision to stay in Egypt or face the unknown wilderness. Puah’s heart has always been for the women of Egypt. How can she obey God to walk away from them in their greatest hour of need? She can only make the choice once and morning won’t wait.
Oh my. Jennifer, you have earned a place among my fav Biblical fiction authors 🥺💕
I loved this book so much- every aspect of it was so well thought and developed! But, the thing that kept me reading and reading was Jennifer’s talent at story telling.
We all know you can have the best book idea in the world and not do it justice with your writing execution… well, Jennifer did it!😭❤️ She created a world (or better said, brought to live) where every little detail and character was so well developed and had his/her own unique voice! Jennifer grabbed a couple of verses about the midwives in Exodus and created this gorgeous tale without loosing the original Biblical truth or story!
I absolutely loved seeing the midwives work together and treat her patients so dedicatedly and with so much courage and love, it truly opened my eyes to how strong Hebrew women were at that time to stay true to God and raise a family amidst uncertainty and slavery 🥺. I also liked that the story was told from the perspective (the majority) of Puah since Moses’ birth till the liberation of the people of God! Seeing how Puah could witness the power of God and salvation through the same babe she had delivered was humbling. We never know how God can use our everyday work for His glory!
Ahhh! Such a good book! The only tiny tiny thing I would have loved to see was a little romance in the story to pick thing us a bit, but even so, this book earned a place in my bookshelf and I highly recommend it ;)
Cleannliness: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5 (we do have deatils about giving birth and blood; all done in a very tactful manner, which I don’t consider explicit, yet, of course, intended for mature audiences (15+) :)
Plot: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5
Charcaters: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ 4.5/5
About the Author
Life was all about survival for Jenifer Jennings until she met her Savior as a teenager.
Switching her college major from Psychology to Church Ministry was God’s friendly reminder that He was in charge of her life — despite her attempts at control. During her days at Trinity Baptist College, her eyes were opened to the amazing detail of God’s Word and His expert way of hiding priceless gems among His stories. Jenifer has developed a passion for digging out those treasures with in-depth Biblical study, historical research, and a few dashes of fiction to bring well-loved or little-known Bible stories to life.
When she is not being chef, chauffeur, or counselor to her two children, you can find Jenifer typing away at her next novel, with her nose in a book or online class, or on a date with her hardworking husband.