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Hardcover
240 pages
May 2004
Tyndale House Publishers

The Priest

by Francine Rivers

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Review:

“In The Priest, Francine Rivers presents the gripping but often overlooked story of Aaron, Israel’s first high priest. At eighty-three, Aaron has been a slave his entire life. Then God calls him into the desert to meet the brother he’s resented for years. After decades in an Egyptian palace and forty years as a nomad, Moses appears a foreigner and is clumsy with the Hebrew tongue. Through trials and failings, Aaron gradually grows to respect his brother and to obey the voice of God.

“Nearly every scene is taken directly from the pages of Exodus and Numbers. Rivers clothes detailed Biblical accuracy with character descriptions and emotions, yet the familiar plot kills most suspense. The book’s strong point is her portrayal of Aaron – a man who stood with and encouraged Moses, and through his faults became tender before God. It also provides a perceptive look at how Aaron viewed Joshua, who gradually moved into Aaron’s position as Moses’ right-hand man. An in-depth Bible study on Aaron concludes the book. Those who view Aaron as wimpy will have their ideas challenged by this insightful retelling.” -- Katie Hart, Christian Book Previews.com

Book Jacket:

The Priest is the first book in a new companion series to A Lineage of Grace. Each novella peers into the life of one of five biblical men (such as Aaron, Jonathan, Barnabus) who stood behind the great heroes of faith.

In The Priest you'll meet Moses' brother Aaron, the first high priest of Israel. How will Aaron support Moses while he struggles with being satisfied with God's plan for his own life? Be inspired by how this seemingly secondary character plays a key role in supporting his leader and impacting the faith for eternity.