Slender Reeds: Jochebed's Hope
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Slender Reeds: Jochebed's Hope


Four hundred years in slavery, the Hebrew people await deliverance. . . .
And while it is still dark, God is at work.
Jochebed’s entire life has been a faith journey as she seeks her mother’s God. The daughter of a Hebrew slave and master basket weaver, Jochebed knows the stories of her ancestors but wonders if the Lord cares how they suffer under the hand of Pharaoh Ramses. . .and if the promised deliverance will ever really come.
Ramses, warned of Egypt’s destruction, vows to do whatever is necessary to protect his two great loves, Egypt and Nefertari, unaware that satisfying one will sacrifice the other.
Shiphrah, the half-Egyptian midwife tasked to kill Hebrew male infants, yearns for a place to belong and remembers childhood stories of a merciful God.
Doubts are a constant companion to Jochebed, but her foundation of faith leads her to defy the most powerful man in the world in a deadly race to save her son and, ultimately, God’s chosen people.  Two women, each following the dangerous path God has set before them—this is their story.

Title:Slender Reeds: Jochebed's Hope
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:320 pages

    Slender Reeds: Jochebed's Hope Reviews

  • Olivia
    Aug 09, 2016

    I'm very skeptical of Biblical fiction, even more so than Historical fiction, but when I saw this for review I decided I'd give it a try. The thing I did expect wasn't a problem, but there were other ...

  • Andrea Cox
    Oct 09, 2016

    by Andrea Renee CoxSlender Reeds: Jochebed's Hope provided an interesting glimpse at what Moses's mother's life might have been like. The pain and sorrow and joy and faith of the life of a slave came ...

  • Jeanie
    Apr 05, 2017

    She picked up the basket she had been weaving and began to work. Mama's hands were never still. "Only the weaver knows what the basket will become. It is after it's finished that others see the beauty...

  • Rebekah Gyger
    Feb 19, 2017

    3.5 StarsWhen I first picked this up, I expected it to be like most Biblical Fiction. That is, a main character's romantic story woven into a Biblical narrative. Slender Reeds is nothing like that.In ...

  • Regina
    Sep 11, 2016

    WOW! WOW! WOW! Trixie Susan is a debut author to Biblical fiction, you'll want to keep an eye on this author! Slender Reeds captured my heart from the first page to the very end. If you're the emotion...

  • Fiction Aficionado
    Oct 26, 2016

    As popular as the Exodus seems to be in Biblical fiction at the moment, this is the first time I have come across a novel featuring Moses' mother, Jochebed, as a main character. It’s fair to say I w...

  • Kristine Morgan
    Oct 27, 2016

    I have always loved the story of Moses, so when I saw The Slender Reeds by Texie Susan Gregory I couldn't wait to read it. This book is the story of Jochebed, Hebrew mother of Moses. Gregory has craf...

  • Anne Campbell
    Nov 25, 2016

    I've know Texie Susan Gregory for a few years now--I met her at the Write to Inspire Conference in Sacramento, CA, and I was privileged to read a little of what she'd written for a contest. I knew thi...

  • Karen
    Oct 31, 2016

    This author, Texie Susan Gregory is new to me and the book is not a genre I normally read, but since I loved the story of Moses, I decided to give Slender Reeds a try. It is the Biblical fiction story...

  • Beth Erin
    Nov 01, 2016

    I found this book to be an easy read that captured my interest with its focus on motherhood, the bonds of friendship, and of course faith. Jochebed's transition from placing her hope in her mother's G...

About Texie Susan Gregory

Born and bred in beautiful North Carolina, I grew up hearing the Bible stories and wishing I knew more about each person's life. What happened before? What happened next? Unable to find these stories, I began to write my own books and dream of writing professionally.True story: As a 6th grader, I turned in a book report on my own book - written under a nom de plume!I hold a BS in Early Childhood E