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 “Girls, get back!” Ezra shouted. 

His face was pale, but his eyes kindled with indignation as he stood in front of the girls protectively. Ezra dropped the pitchers in the sand and his hand dashed to a dagger, concealed under his tunic. Jarah’s eyes grew wide. He could be killed for carrying a dagger!

Jarah was a slave in Egypt. It was a dangerous place to be.Her work was exhausting and her family was torn between the gods of the Egyptians and the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. And her brother… would his Ada be given in marriage to an Egyptian in the palace? Would they ever be free?


Adventure, excitement, love, and faith come together when Jarah and her family find themselves at the culmination of four hundred years of history.

Have you ever wondered what life was like in ancient Egypt? As an Israelite? And a slave? Want your children to understand the Bible is history?

A required read aloud for the new Tapestry of Grace!

Used in Cornerstone Curriculum Project’s The Grand Story!

CLICK HERE and listen to Chapter One !

And now… we are delighted to announce the sequel!A Stand At Sinai Historical Fiction

A Stand At Sinai

Jarah, Ezra, Ada, Eitan and all our other friends join us again in one of the most thrilling eras in history. It’s like being there for the parting of the Red Sea, the battles with the Amalekites, an Israelite wedding (wonder who?), the temptations of the golden calf and the giving of the Ten Commandments. Enjoy!

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Praise for A Cry From Egypt

“I seriously have no words that can properly explain everything awesome about this book.”

- Dawn Winters from Guiding Light Homeschool

“After reading the first chapter with the children, I snuck off to read more. I stayed up late to finish it. That’s how drawn into Jarah’s world I was.”

- Linda B at Homeschooling 6

“I have worked as a writing teacher and editor for for my entire adult life. I have read more stories from young authors than I can count, but Hope’s work is the first to make me think of JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, and Frank Perretti when I read it. ”

- Patsy Brekke on Mrs B’s Bonnet at WritingFoundations.com

“One of the things I enjoyed most about this book as a parent was that Hope did an excellent job of focusing on her story, while staying true to the Biblical account of the plagues in Egypt. She allowed the Bible to speak for itself with the details she presented, neither adding nor subtracting from it.”

- Michele P from Family, Faith, and Fridays

 

 

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“Fast paced, Biblically and historically accurate, great fun!” – Hal & Melanie Young of Raising Real Men publish A Cry From Egypt at Great Waters Press!

 

 

 

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Know what’s even better? Hope is a recent homeschool graduate herself – and so is the illustrator, Mike Slaton! She actually came up with the idea when her family was studying ancient Egypt. Inspire your own children to write!

What’s this about a Radio Theatre?

Do you love Jonathan Park, Adventures in Odyssey, Focus on the Family or Lamplighter’s Radio Theatre?

This will knock your socks off! It’s been two years in the making…

Imagine A Cry From Egypt brought to life with dozens of actors, sound effects, and music!

It’s really like living it! Get it now and enjoy it as a family! (May be too intense for young children, use discretion)

A Cry From Egypt, 193 pages, $12.50 

A Stand At Sinai, 368 pages, $15.00 (PRE-ORDER FOR FEBRUARY RELEASE)

Both A Cry From Egypt and A Stand At Sinai, Promised Land Set of two books, $25

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Descriptive Writing Exercise!

Is school work and/or writing getting a little hard as the weather gets warmer and Summer seems to be rapidly approaching? Try this fun descriptive writing exercise to take a break from the routine but still teach a better way to write! Look at the picture below:

There are several different methods we can use to describe this picture. We can describe the picture from left to right, top to bottom, or from the center outward. Let me show you three examples:

Left To Right:

“In a blur of rainbow colors, the train speed away down the track, not even pausing for a break on the way to its destination. The tattered advertisements on the walls were covered up for a brief moment as the train raced along. The roar of noise echoed through the tunnel and bounced off of the white tile floor and concrete walls. The man walking closest to the track barely seemed to notice the noise as he headed towards his next stop to wait, determination in his stride. Others walked slowly besides him, underneath the white florescent lights, trying to stay out of the way. A few paced the floor, the tap of their shoes only heard once the train left the station. It was the monotonous day’s commute. Trains racing too and fro, people standing with their backs up against the wall, waiting. Others rushing about in a desperation to make their connecting trains. No one was really friendly. It was just a sea of faces doing what they did every single day of their lives.”

Top To Bottom:

“Bright white lights shone on the white concrete ceiling and walls, making the underground train station appear unnaturally bright and almost hostile. Some of the commuters squinted a little as they watched the train race past. People hugged their coats to themselves as they made their way to their appropriate stops. The tunnel was a less than a warm and friendly atmosphere, but one that everyone was used to. The hustle and bustle of tons of moving feet on the dirty tile floor made a constant shuffling noise as everyone tried to stay out of each other’s way.”

Center And Out:

“A man with a heavy coat and a backpack slung over one shoulder walked quickly through the station. The train rushed past him in a whirl of noise and color, but he scarcely noticed as he looked down the long, bleak tunnel full of harsh light. No one really noticed anyone as they made their way along. He was vaguely aware of the people on his left that were standing and waiting, or pacing back and forth, or slowly following him to the next train stop. That’s all the mattered. Getting wherever you had to go quickly and getting out of the bleak and lonely tunnel and back to work.”

Do you see how every time I tried a new descriptive style the subject of the paragraph changed? The first paragraph (left to right) had the subject as the train because that’s what was seen/described first. The second paragraph (top to bottom) had the subject as the whole atmosphere of the train station with the focus being derived from the harsh light. The third paragraph (center and outward) had the subject being the man with the backpack and showed things from his perspective.

Go over these different ways of describing pictures with your children and show them the difference. Make sure they use as many big and expressive words as they can! Use a thesaurus if it would help!

Happy writing! :-)

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