The Prophetess by Jill Eileen Smith

51EssieZSsL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_Outspoken and fearless, Deborah has faith in God but struggles to see the potential her own life holds. As an Israelite woman, she’ll marry, have a family, and seek to teach her children about Adonai–and those tasks seem to be more than enough to occupy her time. But God has another plan for her. Israel has been under the near constant terror of Canaan’s armies for twenty years, and now God has called Deborah to deliver her people from this oppression. Will her family understand? Will her people even believe God’s calling on her life? And can the menace of Canaan be stopped?

With her trademark impeccable research and her imaginative storytelling, Jill Eileen Smith brings to life the story of Israel’s most powerful woman in a novel that is both intriguing and inspiring.

About the Author

Jill Eileen Smith is the author of Desert Princess (ebook short) #1 Loves of King Solomon series, the Wives of the Patriarchs series, the upcoming Daughters of the Promised Land series, and the bestselling author of the Wives of King David series. When she isn’t writing, she can often be found reading, biking, traveling, spending time with friends, or snugging her feline writing buddy Tiger. She especially enjoys spending time with her family.

To learn more about Jill or for more information about her books, visit her website at You can also contact Jill at She loves hearing from her readers.

My Thoughts

I was introduced to this author’s talent through her Wives of King David series.  Of all the biblical novelists, Jill Eileen Smith is my favorite.  Jill Smith brings the Bible to life with her research, attention to cultural detail, and exciting adventure she gleans from the pages and stories found in God’s Word.

This novel’s focus is  Deborah’s family, her visions, and her work with Jael and Barak, found in Judges 4 and 5.  The constant persecution of God’s people by wicked Sisera  and his ultimate demise  brought excitement and insight into this story from the Old Testament.

The theme that God will protect, provide, and win is woven throughout each dilemma, and it is an awesome reminder to every reader that the God of the Old Testament is the same today!  You will enjoy reading this exciting story of a powerful woman of God!

Thank you to the author and Revell for a copy in exchange for my honest review.