Heavenly Lights: Noah's Journey
Noah bat Zelophehad might have broken tradition by being able to inherit her fathers land, but her hearts desire is to have the finest herds in all of Israel, something an orphaned and unmarried woman has never achieved.
Jeremiah ben Abishua cannot speak, nor hear. God has made ...more
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Heavely lights is the story of Noah one of the Daughter's of Zelophehad. A shepherdess, brave and very handy. I admired her fearlessness in handling what would be called a man's job. She did it with grace and great skill. Her kind and ...more
Noah is specially gifted in animal husbandry and the story opens upon her assisting in a difficult birth and devising an innovative therapeutic approach to encouraging the offspring to thrivea talent ...more
We meet beautiful, intelligent, and strong Noah in the first title, LIONESS, MAHLAHS JOURNEY. That story reveals the remarkable strength and independence of the eldest of five orphaned sisters, determined to overcome gender-roles and restrictions to claim their familys rightful stake to land after the Tribes of Israel reclaim their promised land from the idol-worshippers. That fact, however, makes the sisters serious ...more
It is always such a pleasure to read Biblical fiction and to reconsider what I had always thought I knew about the event. To see things I hadn't seen before or simply to stretch my imagination.
Heavenly Lights depicts events surrounding the battle of Jericho and the defeat at Ai mostly from the viewpoint of Noah, a daughter of Zelophehad. The complications involved with being a shepherdess in a male-dominated society were quite interesting to ponder. Duties considered ...more
So, I'm assuming you've read the blurb, so I won't recap that here. Here's just what I liked most, and things that weren't my favorite:
- I'd been shipping Noah and Jeremiah since book 1, so I was ...more
Heavenly Lights is the story of the second eldest daughter, a shepherdess who carries out her responsibilities with skill, compassion, and strength. Granted permission to marry a man of her choosing ...more
Noah, sister two, is a shepherdess and enjoys the company of shepherd Jeremiah, a deaf mute. Jeremiahs brother Keenan decides Noah can provide him with heirs, plus hed get her land when she marries him. He tries to trick her into marriage by believing Jeremiah is killed in the battle for Ai. That...more
Miss Barbara Britton continues the story of the daughters of the Zelophehad in Heavenly Lights: Noah's story.
This story touched my heart. It beautifully shows how those who feel lost, invisible, and unwanted are every bit as precious to God as those who believe themselves to be heroes. Often the things we see as our greatest weaknesses are what God chooses to use as our greatest strength for him.
This story follows the third ...more
Heavenly Lights is the second book in the Daughters of Zelophehad series. After reading Book 1, Lioness, I was anxious to jump into this second book in the series. The authors use of language and sensory details take readers on a journey into the past. Noah, the shepherdess daughter, needs to prove herself capable in a mans profession. Her love for her work in the fields, and for a deaf-mute shepherd are threatened, but her faith in God remains strong.
The novel shows vigilant research in ...more
Noah is essentially doing a man's job, but one she loves. She takes care of her flock the only way a true shepherd(ess) can and under her care they thrive. Her fellow shepherd, Jeremiah, is deaf and dumb, yet the two of them communicate almost flawlessly. But with ongoing war, and the ...more
Noah loves Jeremiah just the way he is and is willing to fight against his brother, who wants Noah ...more