Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! I have a special selection for you this Good Friday—a book that takes us all the way back to the event that foreshadowed Christ’s death and resurrection: Counted With the Stars, by Connilyn Cossette.
In 1 Corinthians 5:7, Paul described Christ as the Passover lamb who had been sacrificed for us, but to understand that reference, you need to understand the festival of Passover celebrated each year by the Jewish people—a festival that was first celebrated on the eve of the Hebrew exodus from Egypt. Counted With the Stars is one of my favourite fictional accounts of the exodus, partly because we experience it all from the perspective of a young Egyptian girl who knows nothing of the God of Israel, and partly because Connilyn Cossette is such a fantastic writer. If you haven’t read any of her books, you really should!
~ About the Book ~
Sold into slavery by her father and forsaken by the man she was supposed to marry, young Egyptian Kiya must serve a mistress who takes pleasure in her humiliation. When terrifying plagues strike Egypt, Kiya is in the middle of it all.
To save her older brother and escape the bonds of slavery, Kiya flees with the Hebrews during the Great Exodus. She finds herself utterly dependent on a fearsome God she’s only just beginning to learn about, and in love with a man who despises her people. With everything she’s ever known swept away, will Kiya turn back toward Egypt or surrender her life and her future to Yahweh?
~ First Line ~
The sound of my knock on the wooden chamber door echoed in the pit of my stomach.
May you have a blessed time this weekend, celebrating the resurrection of our Saviour!
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