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Plagues and Papyrus - Egyptians

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What if life is built on the wrong foundation?

Kheti and his family have farmed papyrus along the Nile for generations. He’s confident the gods of Egypt and the harmony maintained by the divine Pharaoh are the sources of his prosperity. Then he watches his beloved river turn to blood, his crops fail, and his nation descend into chaos.

The Hebrew God wants his people released from slavery.

When the gods remain silent and Pharaoh is powerless to stop the carnage, Kheti wrestles with which way to turn. Replant his flattened crops and cling to Egypt’s gods? Or forsake his roots to follow new friends and a new faith to a distant land?

Could there be a place in God’s family for an Egyptian who kept God's people as slaves?

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6 days ago

What an exciting beginning to the book

I've only just begun this book but love the characters and context provided already, as they give fresh and startling insight into the world of the Egyptians and Hebrews in the great Exodus story. I really enjoyed the Amorites novel, 'Wells and Wanderers', so was delighted Christine has written a second book set in ancient times. Thanks, Christine!

Dorothee M.

1 month ago


Great reading. I never understood the impact of the 10 plagues until I read this book. The author also beeautifully describes how the 10 plagues showed that God is the true God and that everybody had a chance to choose God and be saved. Thank you Christine for your wonderful books. I loved them all. Dorothee

Cindy S.

3 months ago

Great story

What a great story of an ordinary Egyptian family. What it might have been like going through plagues and how it transformed some of their lives as saw the power of the one true God. This book would be a great read for young readers 12 and up. The story between Hebrew and Egyptian family was. inspiring.

Angie B.

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3 months ago

A loving but awe (fear)-inspiring God

I have really been enjoying this newest series from Christine Dillon (Plagues and Papyrus is the 2nd book in the Light of Nations series). One of the author's desires is to explore how God was inviting people from all the nations to know him--even though his chosen people were those that had the special covenantal promises.

This 2nd book imagines what it might have been like to be an Egyptian living through the plagues that were striking their nation. I was afraid that it might be a little trite or that the response of the main character and his family might all be 'too good to be true.' However, the story didn't make everything all good in the end. I appreciated that choices were not always easy, and there were sometimes undesirable consequences. However, through it all, Christine Dillon paints a picture of a Sovereign God who is loving and grace-filled to all who want to know Him--and yet also one who is awe-inspiring in his power.

I came away from reading this book more in love with my saving God and more convinced of his compassion for all people. If you want a read that gives you a different (yet very possible) perspective on biblical truths, this is a great book to read.

Roe K.

4 months ago

Living through the plagues during Pharoah’s time

This is the second of a series of Old Testament novels Christine has written and I have been privileged to read both. Christine is a master storyteller whose talent lies in retelling Bible truths through the eyes of authentic characters and situations - really bringing the scriptures to life. This novel in particular paints a very detailed, graphic and emotionally portrayed journey into the past. Christine relives life for the Egyptians through shocking plague after shocking plague and still Pharaoh is unrelenting in bowing to the God of the Israelites leaving me pondering – ‘what does it take?’ This created a parallel for me to the challenge of sharing Christ with unbelievers today – nothing has changed!
Plagues and Papyrus will appeal to a wide audience – those who enjoy historical fiction, those who enjoy a good novel and those keen to soak up biblical story. Whilst part of a series, it stands alone. Can’t wait for the third.