The Israelites have been slaves of the Egyptians for four hundred years. Nineteen-year-old Bezalel hasn't suffered as much as most. From an early age, his talents as a carver and goldsmith have assured him training and satisfying work in Pharaoh's Pi-Ramesses craft guild. But Moses' sudden return to Goshen changes all that. His promise of deliverance, followed by ten destructive plagues, forces Bezalel to choose between a satisfying career in Egypt and loyalty to his people.
The nomadic existence of the wilderness presents its own challenges. Desert life has little need for goldsmiths. When Bezalel uses his skill to make a gift for the lovely Sebia, he finds himself in more trouble than he ever imagined. With his idol-making expertise threatening to ensnare him, will he ever realize the dream of using his talents in the worship of Yahweh?
"Over the years I have been intrigued with the life of Bezalel as I have read the story of the journey from Egypt to the Land of Promise. That God had in place men He had specifically gifted to create the items needed for the desert tabernacle not only produces an 'awe' moment, but also brings assurance that what is needed by the Church of today will also be supplied by the same fore-thinking God. What a great confidence! Violet Nesdoly has taken us on the journey with Bezalel, bringing us up to the time where his special gifting is about to be put to use for God's purpose. Perhaps it is time for us as readers to stop and ask the question, "Lord-what was I designed to do?" May we in turn be faithful." ~ Janette Oke, Award-winning author