In the culture of The crimson Tent, The 5th Mountain, and The Mists of Avalon comes this soaking up historic novel that reimagines the lifetime of one of many Bible's so much respected ladies, the prophetess Deborah, and her epic trip to satisfy her destiny.
Deborah's father dreamed that his daughter could someday turn into a prophet of the God of the Israelites. however the social and spiritual mores of her time dictated girl needs to marry--even opposed to her will--and obey her husband. whilst Deborah is pressured into an engagement with the violent son of her neighborhood pass judgement on, the younger Hebrew girl rebels, decided to forge a brand new path.
Captivated via the thought of remodeling herself right into a guy to flee the prepared marriage and satisfy her father's dream, Deborah embarks upon an epic trip around the barren region to discover a mysterious elixirist rumored to be blessed with the present of turning ladies into males. it's a trip that proves more and more perilous--filled with wild beasts, lustful males, unscrupulous monks, and warring tribesmen. but Deborah discovers that she isn't really on my own; an not likely coterie of lepers, slaves, Moabite investors, or even a lifeless tiger come to her reduction and protection alongside the way.
Part conventional biblical fiction, half adventure, Deborah Rising is an enthralling story concerning the formative years of 1 of the main well-known figures from the previous Testament--a girl of braveness and spirit whose conflict to beat discrimination, sexism, and paternalism speaks to women's lives today.
Deborah Rising won the 2017 Illumination booklet Awards for Fiction. A sequel, Deborah Calling, should be published via HarperCollins on July 25, 2017.