Thursday, September 3, 2015

Book Review for Until My Name Is Known by Sonya Contreras

As someone who loves history and enjoys historical fiction, I was curious what my opinion would be with reading my first Biblical fiction novel. Until My Name is Known by Sonya Contreras drew me initially out of curiosity, and then held my interest through descriptive narrative and detailed 2nd-person conversations. I enjoyed the opportunity to look at Moses' journey in leading the Israelites out of Egypt in a very personalized way.

I had assumed "Until My Name is Known" would be a quick read; I was wrong. But if you are ready to sit down and drink in details in archaeology, rituals and life details for both Israelites and Egyptians, it's very well written. It also is a nicely analyzes the complexity of human nature & God omniscient blended in ways that personify Moses, Zipporah, Aaron, Pharaoh, and others in drastically different ways (based on how he or she views God). If you love history it is very detailed! But please keep in mind (as Biblical fiction) that it neither replaces the Bible nor can be considered more accurate than the Bible.

*I received a complimentary copy of Until My Name is Known from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest review*

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