Mesu Andrews is one of my favorite authors. I was able to do a short interview with her a couple of years ago. Here is a link, if you want to check that out!
Pharoah's Daughter lived up to the standards I have set for one of her novels! Mesu Andrews' attention to detail adds depth to the plot, and her dedication to historical and Biblical accuracy make her books the kind that drive you back to The Word. I love reading the Bible stories as I read her fictional depiction of these characters.
Pharoah's Daughter takes us into the story of Moses, from the viewpoint of Anippe...the Pharoah's daughter. Because it is a perspective that may be unconsidered by most, it makes for a very interesting focus.
I also love her "Author's notes" at the end. She talks about how God worked while she was writing this book and ends with a prayer for her readers. What a wonderful ministry she has made from the amazing talent God has given her!
He (Jesus) kept His eyes glued to the Father. I'm captured by the way Jesus uses the language of seeing to indicate how He knew His Father's will. he can only do what He sees His Father doing, and the Father shows Him everything he is doing. To live synced, Jesus never let His gaze wander. He kept the eyes of His heart locked on the Father.
In His all-night prayer in Gethsemane, we see Jesus linking His heart to the Father's. Let me summarize the content of His recorded prayer in some new words. "Father, download Your will into my heart so that it overwrites any other desire. Download courageous faith that deletes fear. Synchronize My heart's desire to Yours."This is a prayer that speaks to my heart. I want to make it my own. I am a follower of Jesus, and I want to be more like Him everyday.