Just who is Father anyway? he wondered. Why did God choose him? What will become of our family? Will life be always like this? For Gershom, a twelve-year-old boy in Bible-times Egypt, being the son of a leader isn’t the big deal one might think it is. For one, his dad keeps leaving his mom, his brother, and him to go on long trips away from home. Meanwhile, Gershom is stuck trying to figure out how to be a godly young man among people who are bitterly trapped in slavery. Even worse, his very own aunt-the one his father adores-and his cousins make his mother and him feel like unwanted outsiders. And then there are those nagging questions about who his father is and why God selected him for this special mission. Join Gershom and his family on a vivid journey across an arid desert, up close to a glistening palace, and onward to a burning mountain as they follow his father’s calling from God. When Gershom experiences emotions such as fear, resentment, family pride, and joyfulness, you will recognize how his exciting story mirrors much of what you go through today. Most importantly, you will see what it might have been like to witness the events from the Bible’s book of Exodus through Gershom’s clever eyes. When the answers to Gershom’s questions are finally revealed, you will have a whole new appreciation for what it meant to be Moses’ child – The Stranger’s Son. This book has won both Henry and Readers Choice Awards in the 2016 Christian Literary Awards.
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