This epic novel tells the story of Moses from the viewpoints of the
women who loved him: from his mother and sister, who saved him by giving
him up to the Egyptian princess who adopted him, to the shepherd’s
daughter he married.
Under the shadow of
ancient Egypt, a baby boy is born to a peasant woman. His young sister
leaves him in a basket in a river, hiding in the rushes to watch over
him until a princess comes to claim the child as her own. The princess
names him Moses, and he grows to become a man whose life is
characterized by violence and terror, but equally by faith, and whose
sacrifice ultimately leads to the redemption and liberation of his
people from slavery.