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Stone Tables: A Novel

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Story of Moses and the Ten Commandments by Orson Scott Card

Noted author Orson Scott Card explores what it might have been like to be Moses, and provides an account of the lives of Moses's brother, Aaron, his sister Miriam, the two women that he called mother, and the woman he married.

Author: Orson Scott Card
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Date Published: May 2000
1 review about Stone Tables: A Novel

The Bible Comes to Life is Exciting Fashion!

  • Apr 29, 2009
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Card does a superb job making an exciting an provacative telling of probably the greatest Bible tale ever told! With interesting ideas about the "Egyptian" Moses and his "Egyptian" mother who literally became both his mother and father (this is explained in the story) and her struggle to keep the Pharoahship from the evil Tuthmose and his equally evil family.

Card provides a vivid narration of what happened to Moses during the time he was in exile in the desert and when he obtained his real education. We are presented with an "unsure" and self-doubting Moses that relies on the Lord to allow him to do the right thing and say the right things. We have a compassionate Moses who wants to see Pharoah punished but grieves for the innocent Egyptians that he causes ruin and death to.

This is a much deeper and more realistic telling of the tale than what Cecil B. DeMille portrayed in his Ten Commandments film. There is no glitz and glitter here, just the magnificient tale is presented with a lot of lessons to be learned and good advice for anyone to lead a better life.

A must read!

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