We have had the privilege of reviewing a book published by the authors of Raising Real Men. A Cry From Egypt is book one in the Promised Land series written by Hope Auer.
A Cry For Egypt is written for ages eight and up. Miss Auer has done much research to bring accurate account of the events as told by the bible. After reading the book there is a section about her research that she did while writing the book.
My Thoughts: This book was absolutely loved by all of my children. We read this before they went to bed and until the book was finished they went to sleep late. "Just one more page". They fell in love with every character. Everyday there were questions being asked like Did the Nile River really turn to blood? We grabbed the bible and they searched and searched. When I asked Ken about the book she said " You know it is a good book when you can picture what the characters look like, I can tell you what Moses looks like, Jarah",etc. There were a few times when DJ wanted to sleep in my room afraid of the Egyptians. I take his age into account which is eight years old. I suggested that maybe we should read the story at a different time of day, but they loved that I was reading them a bedtime story. Miss Auer does such a great job of using imagery and you do feel like you are there. So I would recommend this book to a little older crowd like twelve. DJ made it through, Ken is reading the bible doing her own research, and Michelle has reread it. I liked everything about this book I think it is a perfect book with a perfect plot. I can't believe that this was written by someone so young! You will relate to Jarah in many ways no matter how old you are!!
To learn more about the author you can go here where she also blogs.
You can purchase the book for just $12.50.
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