I’ve read several books by Jill Eileen Smith. She writes historical fiction based on women of the Bible.
The Prophetess is about Deborah, who was judge over Israel & helped Barak win the war against Sisera, who was a tyrant under King Jabin’s reign.
The way Jill writes really draws you in to the story. She does an amazing job of opening your eyes to what Deborah may have been feeling when advising others & going into war with Barak. I love how Jill creates a fictional storyline about Deborah’s daughter & several other characters to help tell the story of “what if…” but manages to tell the truth of the verses as well. I never really thought about “Deborah’s Song” until reading the background and history of Deborah, her loved ones, & the situation Israel was in.
I highly recommend reading this book as well as checking out her other books. She has truly been given a gift of creative writing. I really don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Reading her fictional books has made me want to re-read the Bible stories they are based on. They are truly an inspiration!
*I was part of a launch team for The Prophetess and was given a copy of this book in exchange for providing an honest review.