Destiny's Hands by Violet NesdolyDestiny's Hands by Violet Nesdoly

Destiny's Hands

byViolet Nesdoly

Paperback | June 20, 2012

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The Israelites have been slaves of the Egyptians for four hundred years. Nineteen-year-old Bezalel hasnt suffered as much as most. From an early age, his talents as a carver and goldsmith have assured him training and satisfying work in Pharaohs Pi-Ramesses craft guild. But Moses sudden return to Goshen changes all that. His promise of deliverance, followed by ten destructive plagues, forces Bezalel to choose between a satisfying career in Egypt and loyalty to his people. The nomadic existence of the wilderness presents its own challenges. Desert life has little need for goldsmiths. When Bezalel uses his skill to make a gift for the lovely Sebia, he finds himself in more trouble than he ever imagined. With his idol-making expertise threatening to ensnare him, will he ever realize the dream of using his talents in the worship of Yahweh?
Title:Destiny's HandsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pagesPublished:June 20, 2012Publisher:Word Alive PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770694528

ISBN - 13:9781770694521

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Perfect Example of Why I read Fiction What was it like to be an artist thousands of years ago? What if that artist was a slave? How did people in another land—a land full of other gods and religions—find their way to God, and why? The stories in the Bible are set in a time and place that I can’t always relate to, which has sometimes kept me from “living” the story as I read it. However, Biblical characters that come to life through a novel give me a kinship with these far away people, and bring the spiritual truths of scripture alive for me. This book attracted me because it delves into the life and heart of Bezalel, an artist, a creative carver and goldsmith. I read it because I believed that it would give me a new perspective on how others take what is in their heart and shape it into a creative, visible form for the benefit of others. Destiny’s Hands gave me that perspective even more than I expected. The author demonstrates her own creative talents by imagining Bezalel’s desire to succeed in his craft and his developing faith as he sees the power of God with his very eyes. It was fascinating to see him sort out his beliefs from those of his family, in contrast to those of his co-workers and his community, and to find an authentically personal communion with the living God. Just the right amount of description and scene put me into the story setting without making me restless to get back to the exciting plot. I loved learning about life in Old Testament Egypt and in the desert, and it felt so real, I was confident that the author had done a lot of research. I liked that the dialogue was easy to read with the natural conversations we would have today, yet there were times where some dialogue bumped me out of that particular world, as I would have a hard time imagining someone from that time using some of our contemporary expressions. Destiny’s Hands was suspenseful; it kept me turning the pages past my bedtime and I finished it in two days. (I wish I’d rationed myself, to prolong the joy!) It delved into a romantic relationship, showed us the history and customs of that time and place, and made us feel the intense struggles and emotions of the main character. I’ve heard and read so often that a reader needs to empathize with a character, and this writer has skilfully enabled us to feel what he feels, at one place bringing me to tears. I highly recommend Violet Nesdoly’s Destiny’s Hands. It is a perfect example of why I read fiction. I was inspired by this account of a true story, I was challenged and strengthened in my own faith, and on top of all that, enjoyed being immersed in a different world. I can only hope that the author is hard at work on another book!
Date published: 2012-08-14