About Women of the Bible: Deborah’s Story: A Novel
The Bible is filled with women of faith, bravery, and cunning. Here is one woman’s tale—as it might have happened. . . . “Wake up, wake up, Deborah! Wake up, wake up, break out in song! Arise, O Barak! Take captive your captives, O son of Abinoam.” —Judges 5:12
Though Deborah’s master has abused her for as long as she can remember, there is one thing he cannot take from her-her nightly dream of a stranger destined to bring her joy. Then, by a twist of fate and with an act of courage, Deborah manages to save the life of Lappidoth, the man she soon realizes is her dream lover, by warning him that her master is plotting against him.
Furious, Deborah’s master sentences her to death. But Lappidoth saves her life. Now, as she recovers in his house, Deborah’s dreams all come to pass-so she puts her gift to use. And so will Deborah be known as a heroine in Israel’s fight against the Canaanites, a prophetess for God’s chosen people, and one of the greatest judges of all time. . . .