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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!

And now… we are delighted to announce the sequel!

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!

A LIMITED Number of Advance Reader Copies are available for a LIMITED time only. A Stand At Sinai will be officially released in the fall,but we have a few books of the early printing usually reserved only for reviewers, endorsers and media figures that you can order!

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

“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


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


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!

A Cry From Egypt, 193 pages, $12.50

A Stand At Sinai, 368 pages, $15.00 (Advance Review Copies only, delivery starting in June) 

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

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I’m Friends With A Guy… GASP! – Part 3

This is Part 4 of the blog post series, “I’m Friends With A Guy… GASP!” Click on these links to read the introduction and the other parts of this series!


Part 1

Part 2

Here’s Question #3 that I talked about in the introduction to this blog post series:

Question #3: “Doesn’t being friends with guys mean that you’ve shared your heart with a ton of guys?”

Not really. Again, you have to be careful. But there are millions of things that I’ve shared with my girl friends and my parents that I would never dream of sharing with a guy until I’m courting/dating! My dreams, my hopes, my darkest secrets, my emotion swings, my plans for life in the future… Those are things to guard, to protect, to not tell the guys in my life.

Do you have to be cautious? Oh yes! But maybe not as cautious as you think…

Let’s take the 1 Timothy 5 verse I talked about in the introduction (1 Timothy 5:1, “Do not sharply rebuke an older man, but rather appeal to him as a father, to the younger men as brothers, the older women as mothers, and the younger women as sisters, in all purity.”) It talks about treating young women and young men as brothers and sister in all purity. Hmm… Brothers and sisters in all purity…….

I don’t know about you, but I talk to my siblings! A lot! In fact, my brother and I were up really late talking just the other night about life! We talk about private things, but never too private. There are just lines we don’t cross because he’s a guy and I’m a girl. There are physical boundary lines that we don’t cross, as well. Do we give each other hugs? Yes! Do we talk about our lives? Yes! Do we really love each other and honor and respect each other? Yes! Do we go out and do fun things together? Yes! If those things are considered perfectly normal for siblings, than why can’t we talk to our brothers and sisters in Christ, or give them a hug, or talk about life, or meet each other for coffee or lunch or a movie? Maybe even drive to a church event together to save gas? Why can’t we do those things and realize that it’s all ok as long as we guard our hearts and just try to be friends and point each other towards Christ?

I hope you have a great relationship with your biological brothers and sisters. And if you do…. Why can’t you have a similar relationship with your brothers and sisters in Christ, who should be almost as dear and as close to you as your own brothers and sisters?

In fact, that’s something that’s helped me a lot in this journey – really seeing the guys in my life as my brothers. Oh, I’ve adopted quite a few of them. Most of them put up with me being their “big sister,” or “little sister” as the case may be. Yes, I’m pretty short compared to most of them. :-) But at the same time, if we truly see each other as brothers and sisters in Christ, there are less crushes. There’s less drama. Everything becomes more service-oriented instead of self-oriented. You care less about how you look or how you act or who notices you. You’re serving Christ’s kingdom together! And you end up becoming great friends! Not only that, but you get to learn what each other is really like. You never get to know someone better than when you’re serving with them and treating them as a sibling. Maybe you’ll even marry one of these guys/girls one day! Who knows? But until then, enjoy being a family and enjoy having lots of brothers and sisters who have your back, who love you, who are there to have a conversation with you when you need it, or give you a hug when you need it, or pray for you when you need it. Trust me. You won’t regret the friendships that you build with your brothers and sisters in Christ.

Stayed tuned for Part 4 of the series, coming soon! :-)

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