Friday, February 8, 2013

Bookshelf Friday - In the Shadow of Sinai by Carole Towriss

I have not read much Biblical Fiction, but I'm so glad I had the chance to read this book. In the Shadow of Sinai is Carole's debut novel, and it is amazing. I had the privilege of reading it in its infancy stage, and the story completely drew me in. It made Scripture come alive in ways I hadn't before experienced, and I loved it!  Here's a short blurb with a bit of a teaser:

Bezalel is a Hebrew slave to Ramses II. An artisan of the highest order, Ramses has kept him in the palace even when all other Israelites have been banned. Bezalel blames El Shaddai for isolating him from his people.

When Moses and Aaron appear one summer, and El Shaddai shakes Egypt to its core, Bezalel must reexamine his anger. Over the course of the next year, Bezalel's life becomes intertwined with those of an Egyptian child-slave, the captain of the guard, and especially a beautiful, young concubine.
When spring arrives, all of them escape with the young nation of Israel. But that's only the beginning... 

If you love Biblical Fiction, or if you're newer to it--like me--then this is a place you'll want to start. Carole has made the characters in this story come alive, and she paints the picture of the exodus from Egypt, the building of the Ark of the Covenant and the Tabernacle in amazingly bright colors. Pick it up today here and enjoy!

Carole Towriss lives just outside Washington, D.C. with her husband and their four children. In the Shadow of Sinai is Carole's debut novel. You can connect with Carole at her website here to learn more about her and her upcoming books.


  1. I love Biblical fiction, but it's on the new side to me. The first book I read was Demon: A Memoir by Tosca Lee, and it wowed me! (Her latest, Iscariot, just came out!)

    Caroles book sounds wonderful--very unique!!

  2. I love Biblical fiction too. The Demon Diaries by Linda Rios Brooks was AAAAAA mazing!!!! I mean I bawled all through them. There are 4. This one looks great especially since I'm obsessed with Egyptian culture in relation to the Biblical times. :)

  3. I haven't read much Biblical fiction, but this book sounds amazing!

  4. Congratulations to Carole.

    It sounds like an interesting story.

    Thanks for sharing, Susan.