I’m so delighted to share my latest writing project. In March, I signed with Guidepost’s Ordinary Women of the Bible series. The series is fantastic! I’ve been blessed to read the first four novels and have really enjoyed each one.
What can you expect with this series? Ordinary women doing extraordinary things for God. Spanning the Old Testament to the New Testament, each novel is fast-paced with an illustrated history appendix. Well-researched history. Gentler, hope filled stories to encourage your own faith journey.
My novel revolves around Joseph’s bride, Asenath. I’ve always been drawn to the cinematic aspect of Joseph’s story. Sold by jealous brothers into a life of slavery, Joseph rises above. Yet, betrayal strikes again and Joseph finds himself falsely accused with a prison sentence.
Even in the darkest of times, he manages to cling to his faith.
Enter Asenath, who happens to be the high priest’s daughter. Despite receiving only a glancing mention in the Bible, Asenath has always fascinated me. What kind of woman was she? How did encountering Joseph and Yahweh change her life? As the high priest of On’s daughter, she would be steeped in the old Egyptian pantheon of gods and goddesses. In fact, Egyptian history tells us that the priests of On specialized in dream interpretations. How remarkable that not one priest could interpret Pharaoh’s dreams.
Jewish legend tells of Asenath’s hand promised to one of Pharoah’s close relatives. Pharaoh, however, gives Asenath to Joseph. With scripture, we know that her sons were blessed and included within the Hebrew lineage of Jacob.
Joseph’s life continues to challenge today. How do we forgive those who betray or hurt us? How do we recover when our lives seemed so broken beyond repair? How do we maintain hope when all seems lost? After all, Joseph languished in prison, forgotten by those he helped. God, however, had vastly different plans. Isn’t it comforting to know that He can take any miserable experience and turn it around for His glory?
I hope you’ll join me on Asenath’s journey discovering the redemptive power and love of Yahweh.
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ABOUT ORDINARY WOMEN OF THE BIBLE SERIES
From generation to generation and every walk of life, God seeks out women to do His will. Scripture offers us but fleeting, tantalizing glimpses into the lives of a number of everyday women in Bible times—many of whom are not even named in its pages. In each volume of Guideposts’ Ordinary Women of the Bible series, you’ll meet one of these unsung, ordinary women face to face, and see how God used her to change the course of history. Click on the book to purchase.
Don’t these all look amazing? So many more great stories to come!