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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,487 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marek Halter Narrator: Ellen Reilly Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Canaan Trilogy Release Date: July 2005 ISBN: 9780739311721
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From the internationally bestselling author of Sarah comes the riveting story of the remarkable woman who walked beside Moses.

Although she is a Cushite by birth—one of the people of the lands to the south—Zipporah grew up as the beloved daughter of Jethro, high priest and sage of the Midianites. But the color of Zipporah’s skin sets her apart, making her an outsider to the men of her adopted tribe, who do not want her as a wife. Then one day while drawing water from a well, she meets a handsome young stranger. Like her, he is an outsider. A Hebrew raised in the house of the Egyptian Pharaoh, Moses is a fugitive, forced to flee his homeland. Zipporah realizes that this man will be the husband and partner she never thought she would have.

Moses wants nothing more than a peaceful life with the Midianites, but Zipporah won’t let Moses forget his past—or turn away from his true destiny.

She refuses to marry him until he returns to Egypt to free his people. When God reveals himself to Moses in a burning bush, his words echo Zipporah’s, and Moses returns to Egypt with his passionate and generous wife by his side.

A woman ahead of her time, Zipporah leaps from the pages of this remarkable novel. Bold, independent, and a true survivor, she is a captivating heroine, and her world of deserts, temples, and ancient wonders is a fitting backdrop to an epic tale.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jana | 2/5/2014

    " A nice story about the beautiful Cushite wife of Moses. Strong and smart, I appreciated the character and her story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 2/5/2014

    " An interesting read - makes you want to read the appropriate section of the Old Testament to see how the story matches. A book about a very strong woman; but every once in a while it just doesn't ring true. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lori | 2/2/2014

    " Really stupid book... I'm only finishing it because I rarely give up on books. However, this one is killing me! One-dimensional characters, and too much angst. UGH "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 1/27/2014

    " I am addicted to these books... Now I need to read the next one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marylou | 1/26/2014

    " Now that I've lived through an earthquake, I know what was happening in the Old Testament when they thought God was speaking to them! I thought I heard God's voice ... amazing! I love the way you feel you are relieving the Old Testament and the characters become so real. Neat story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 1/10/2014

    " I enjoyed this story so much because Zipporah was strong and yet the author shows her struggles and internal battles. I knew little of Zipporah's story before this book. What a great story of love and standing up for what is right. Moses may have been the first person to stand up against racism, and should at least be respected for his inter-ratial marriage to an amazingly strong and influential black woman. Who would the Jews be without Zipporah, a stranger and someone of a different race? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yuki | 1/6/2014

    " I loved this book; one of his best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angelica | 1/4/2014

    " things written on the Bible that I did not know very well "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 12/20/2013

    " A fun read. Love the subject matter. Not quite up to 'The Red Tent' in my book, but certainly well written and helps pass the time on the treadmill. A bit torn about the liberties taken with the fate of Moses' family, esp the sons. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 12/19/2013

    " Marek Halter is very skillful at bringing to light how women lived in biblical times. He has a great imagination and creates some strong female personalities behind thoses well-known males. Beautifully written and... to my surprise... a book I had difficulty putting down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 12/17/2013

    " Very good read. I found myself reaching for my Bible to cross-check events and times, though. Thought-provoking look at the wife of Moses as well as Moses himself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie Furness | 12/17/2013

    " pretty interesting just remember when you read it the author took alot of liberties "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie Richard | 12/5/2013

    " I love tho whole series. GREAT stories, for those excluded from the bible ( real women . Great writer "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becky | 10/17/2013

    " Not as riveting as The Red Tent or The Gilded Chamber. It was fine to listen to on audio while driving to and from work, but I'm glad I didn't take any free time to devote to it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina Rizzo | 9/21/2013

    " Zipporah, Wife of Moses, is the second book in the Canaan Trilogy and is a good example of midrash. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy Salguero | 8/11/2013

    " I loved this story....It opened my eyes to the tale behind the life of moses and it goes to show that love plays an important role in even the most powerful and talked about men. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dana Nordstrom | 6/29/2013

    " I do not recommend this book to any historical/religious fiction readers. This book portrays Moses as weak and whiny. Plus his sons die in the end? Pretty sure that didn't happen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roslyn | 6/29/2013

    " Very Good Read. It is a story about Moses and how he meet his wife Zipporah.She was a source of strength for him. The journey to free his people was one that was wrought with betrayal, love, and redemption. Must read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Blaise | 6/26/2013

    " I really don't think this book was very accurate. Some of the story does follow the biblical tradition, but a good portion of it is purely speculation. Also, it was a lot racier than I expected. Not sure I want to think of Moses in quite that way... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodi | 5/6/2013

    " This is the second un a triology of the women of the Bible. I got it in early summer and just haven't gotten to it yet. Just like Sarah, Zipporah had faith in a husband who had a faith in G-d. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karis Antonellis | 2/24/2013

    " Although fiction, enjoyed reading a 'woman's perspective' from biblical times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarahb. | 12/3/2012

    " Great book--very readable, entertaining and informative! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 11/15/2012

    " quick read/ interesting also but not great -too much fiction for me "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/26/2012

    " The series on women in the bible is great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jody | 8/29/2012

    " This was a good book I liked it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Grace | 8/25/2012

    " Ugh. Thin, stagnant characters and woefully inaccurate this book is as full of itself as it is pointless. "

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