By Orson Scott Card
The plagues of Egypt to the parting of the crimson Sea, the tale of Moses is likely one of the finest and colourful within the previous testomony. Now that tale is introduced vividly to existence in a fictional atmosphere. Stone Tables explores how God may take traditional males like Moses and Aaron, with all their weaknesses, and rework them into prophet and priest. Nationally popular writer Orson Scott Card brings new insights to an age-old tale. His inventive fictionalization of the occasions of scripture and background lends a clean and interesting standpoint. yet this can be greater than simply an pleasing story. "My attempt is to ensure that those that learn this tale emerge with an realizing of ways solid humans fight with one another and with their knowing of God's will as they fight to make a few good use in their years of life," writes Card. It's a message as well timed this day because it used to be while Moses led Israel to freedom greater than millennia in the past.
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