Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!
Return to home page

Melissa & Doug

Improve Your Marriage

Boxed Cards

Adult Coloring Books

Catholic

Grieving

Are you local to Atlanta, GA? Stop by our Suwanee store and browse our products. Since our store inventory differs from our online inventory, go to DeeperCatalog.com to see what we have in stock.

Churches are Welcome Our communion supply prices are typically much less than our competitors.

Counted With The Stars (Out From Egypt Book 1) [Paperback]

By Connilyn Cossette (Author)
Our Price   $ 9.74
Retail Value   $ 14.99
You Save   $ 5.25  (35%)
Item Number   6621372
Available on the Internet only.

Buy New $9.74
Quantity:
Sell Your eBooks    Are You The Publisher or Author?
Sell your eBook versions quickly and easily!
For more information visit our Seller Center.
Out from Egypt - Full Series Preview
Shadow Of The Storm (Out From Egypt Book 2)
$ 9.74  In Stock
Quantity 
Add To Cart 
Counted With The Stars (Out From Egypt Book 1)
$ 9.74  In Stock
Quantity 
Add To Cart 


Item description for Counted With The Stars (Out From Egypt Book 1) by Connilyn Cossette...

Overview
A Story of Love, Desperation, and Hope During a Great Biblical Epoch

Sold into slavery by her father and forsaken by the man she was supposed to marry, young Egyptian Kiya must serve a mistress who takes pleasure in her humiliation. When terrifying plagues strike Egypt, Kiya is in the middle of it all.

To save her older brother and escape the bonds of slavery, Kiya flees with the Hebrews during the Great Exodus. She finds herself utterly dependent on a fearsome God she's only just beginning to learn about, and in love with a man who despises her people. With everything she's ever known swept away, will Kiya turn back toward Egypt or surrender her life and her future to Yahweh?

About DeeperShopping Christian Books
Buy the Counted With The Stars (Out From Egypt Book 1) by Connilyn Cossette from our Christian Books store at DeeperShopping Christian Books & Bibles and save with our great prices. DeeperShopping is a Christian owned and operated company that provides excellence in both service and pricing. We specialize in Christian Books, Bibles and Church Supplies at good prices and shipping rates. We understand that people need to make their dollars go further, and here at DeeperShopping you will find great prices for the products that you and your treasured loved ones need.

Item Specifications...


Pages   345
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 1.1"
Weight:   0.7 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2016
Series  Out Of Egypt  
Series Number  1  
ISBN  0764214373  
ISBN13  9780764214370  


Availability  84 units.
Availability accurate as of Mar 26, 2017 05:03.
Usually ships within one to two business days from New Kensington, PA.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.


More About Connilyn Cossette

When she is not homeschooling her two sweet kids (with a full pot of coffee at hand), Connilyn Cossette is scribbling notes on spare paper, mumbling about her imaginary friends, and reading obscure, out-of-print history books. There is nothing she likes better than digging into the rich, ancient world of the Bible and uncovering buried gems of grace that point toward Jesus. Although a Pacific Northwest native, she now lives near Dallas, Texas. Connect with her at www.connilyncossette.com.
Connilyn Cossette has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Out from Egypt


Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.



Departments

1Christian Books > Fiction > Historical Fiction
2Christian Books > Fiction > Romance
3Christian Fiction > Historical Fiction
4Christian Fiction > Romance



Reviews - What do customers think about Counted With The Stars (Out From Egypt Book 1)?

Lovely Debut  Oct 1, 2016
Panic seizes Kiya, a lovely young Egyptian teen, when she is faced with the fact that her father has sold her as a household slave in order to absolve his unfortunate business debts. Forced to serve a cruel and demanding mistress , she is befriended by a young Hebrew woman, Shiya, who gently introduces Kiya to the one true God, an anomaly for any Egyptian to comprehend.

When a Hebrew prophet enters Egypt bringing with him a myriad of pestilence and plagues, Kiya bravely listens when urged by her kind master to flee their beloved homeland under the cover of darkness, on the historic Night of Death. Convinced that this decision will save the life of her mother and beloved brother, Kiya cautiously joins Shira's family even though Eben, Shira's enigmatic older brother, appears to vacillate between attraction and disdain for his sister's new friend.

Connilyn Cossette has skillfully breathed new life into the familiar biblical account of the Exodus, carefully crafting her fictitious characters to mirror those who might have witnessed this miraculous event. Enjoy meting Yahweh through Kiya's eyes, as she learns the glorious truth of being "counted with the stars".
 
Great Debut!  Sep 2, 2016
Counted With the Stars is a fictional story of the Biblical account of the ten plagues of Egypt. It is told from the perspective of Kiya, a young Egyptian girl. Kiya was once a treated like a princess, but now she has become a slave through no fault of her own. She is not treated well by her new mistress, but is befriended by Shira, a young Hebrew slave in the household. When she is warned of the dire outcome of the 10th and final plague, she makes a decision that will change the life of her and her family. The story held my interest from the very beginning. I would highly recommend it and can't wait to read the next book in the series.
 
Not as good as I had hoped, but still interesting  Jul 16, 2016
The synopsis of this book was one that instantly captured my attention. I love Biblical fiction and recently read Miriam by Mesu Andrews which told the Exodus story from the perspective of Moses' sister, so reading one from that of an Egyptian sounded really interesting. In someways, this was true for the book. Kiya lives as an Egyptian through the plagues and suffers for most of the book outside Yahweh's protection and yet she still leaves with the Israelites.

However, the characters often seemed to spend more time explaining faith and theology than actually living out the concepts. Because I already know the story of how Israel came to be slaves, I found myself skipping parts where Eben or Shira recounted these and Kiya tried to rationalize how any of it could be true.

There was enough that worked in this book for me to say it is worth reading if you find the premise interesting and that I will likely read the sequel. But it was not the greatest so far as Biblical fiction reads.
 
A deeply emotional and satisfying read!  Apr 11, 2016
I absolutely loved this book! Telling the story of the plagues and the Hebrew's exodus from Egypt from the viewpoint of an Egyptian was brilliant. The story of Kiya, who is sold into slavery by her father, will grab at your heart and keep you glued to the pages.

Kiya's life is thrown into chaos when her father loses his fortune and is forced to sell Kiya in order to save her mother and brother. Her new mistress is cruel for reasons that Kiya doesn't understand until later. When a young Hebrew slave befriends Kiya, she is hesitant to accept the friendship of a foreigner. But Shira is persistent and wins her over. It is this friendship that later provides a refuge for Kiya and her mother and her brother when all the firstborn of Egypt dies. Kiya and her family leave with the Hebrews and begin a journey that will forever change their lives.

Kiya's relationship with Shira's brother, Eben, is tumultuous at first but as she grows in her knowledge of the Hebrew's God and through the trials of their journey, they slowly bond and learn to trust one another. Will they also find a love that will carry them through the tragedies of life?

The supporting characters are well done and add a lot of depth to the story. In particular, Kiya's brother Jumo. He is disabled and looked down on by his people. His mother fought to keep him alive when he was born and has continued fighting to keep him going through the cruelty of the Egytians. When the Hebrews accept Jumo and Eben in particular, befriends him, it goes a long way in softening Kiya's heart and showing her the love of God.

The emotions run deep in this book. There are some plot twists that will surprise you and some developments that will make you cry, but as you come to the end of the book you will leave feeling satisfied and anticipating the next one!! :)

*Thanks to the author and Bethany House for a complimentary copy of the book for review purposes. All opinions stated are my own*
 
Debut Author Now On My Keeper Shelf!  Apr 5, 2016
I always find it exciting to discover a new author and even more thrilling to find that I love that author's writing. Connilyn Cossette with her debut novel Counted with the Stars has earned a place on my "keeper shelf" and will be someone I follow closely. Cossette walks readers through the Exodus through the eyes of a young Egyptian slave named Kiya and provides a perspective on the Exodus I've never considered previously. I didn't get but a couple of chapters into the book and I had already fallen in love with this character and new I was emotionally invested in the remainder of her story.
Cossette's character development is phenomenal and her lyrical descriptions of people and places transports readers to another time. The research and study involved in the writing is evident on every page. Cossette captures emotions and draws readers into the story very early and sustains that emotive effect until the very end. As a matter of fact, the intensity is almost palpable at times and I felt like I was there with Kiya and Shira on their journey. I felt what they felt and saw the things they were seeing. The plagues were really brought to life.
I think what I appreciated most in Counted with the Stars was the way Cossette portrayed the transformation that the grace and mercy of God can bring about even in a doubting and confused heart like Kiya's. Cossette also does an exceptional job of showing how God desires to be known and reveals Himself in simple and extraordinary ways. Connilyn Cossette has knocked it out of the ballpark with this first installment in her Out From Egypt series! Order your copy today and be prepared to encounter the Exodus and the One True God who leads us all out of bondage.

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
 
Absolutely loved this book!  Apr 1, 2016
Counted With the Stars by Connilynn Cossette is an absolutely beautiful account based on the Exodus of Hebrews from Egypt. I recently have read the part of the Bible that tells of the plagues and how God gets Pharaoh to free the Hebrews. And even though Connilynn's book is considered fiction, I can't help but feel that she captured the true essence of how it must have been. And honestly, I've never thought of it from the perspective of the Egyptians, so this was refreshing. The research put into this book is obvious and definitely helps the reader understand the Egyptians and how they worship their idols versus the Hebrews worshiping God. The storytelling is descriptive so that I can actually picture the scenes throughout the book. I can visualize the movie! And even if you are not religious or a Christian, I still believe you would find this book a good read. It truly is beautiful and after finishing the book I want to read more and spend more time with the characters.
 
The perfect measure of heart and history!  Jan 22, 2016
Connilyn Cossette became a blip on my radar last March, when through social media, I read of her aspirations to publish a novel based upon the Exodus. As a voracious reader of biblical fiction, I’ve been following the progress of Counted With the Stars with uncontainable enthusiasm. It’s not often that this sub-genre of historical fiction welcomes a new voice. Connilyn brings fresh perspective and so much more in her debut novel Counted With the Stars.

One of the strongest draws to this novel is it’s multi-dimensional characters. The narrative is delivered through the first person point of view of Kiya. Ripped from a life of luxury, Kiya despairs over the loss of her family as well as the hardships she must endure in servitude to Tekurah — the lady of the house. It’s not long, however, before she finds solace in the friendship of a Hebrew slave. One sacrificial act by new acquaintance Shira, followed by subsequent talks about her One God pave the way for a soul-deep friendship between the two. Shira’s faith, gentle spirit, willing acceptance of God’s good plan stirred my heart. Secondary characters like Shira’s brother Eben, as well as Kiya’s mother and brother enrich the story with glimmers of love and forgiveness.

Connilyn led me to see the events of Exodus with new eyes. For the first time, I questioned how word of Moses’ confrontations with Pharaoh would have been relayed through a nation as large as Egypt. Word of mouth, speculation, and pagan superstitions could have both helped and hurt the Hebrews by stirring up a mixture of resentment and fear towards them.

Have you ever considered how each plague was a targeted attack the gods of Egypt? I’ve done so through the eyes of a Christian, but never through an Egyptian’s perspective., I’ve read the biblical accounts numerous times and each time I’ve skimmed over God’s protection of the Israelites from the 5th plague on livestock. By doing so, God (Jehovah-Jireh) provided the sacrificial lambs of Passover. (See also Genesis 22:13-14, Exodus 9 & 12, & 1 Corinthians 5:7.) This book did for me the very thing that endears me to biblical fiction — it sent me searching the scriptures.

I’d like to conclude with a few general remarks: Connilyn’s approach to the retelling of Exodus is as unique as it is compelling. She was able to elicit from me genuine concern for Kiya’s salvation, making me worry if she would be “ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding.” In the story surrounding her brother, I detected a nod towards the sanctity of life and how God sees value in every life. Counted With the Stars has the perfect measure of heart and history!

I received this book free from the author in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
 

Write your own review about Counted With The Stars (Out From Egypt Book 1)



Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Counted With The Stars (Out From Egypt Book 1)


Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 1-888-433-3788 during the hours of 10am thru 5pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :



Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!



Melissa & Doug

Improve Your Marriage

Boxed Cards

Adult Coloring Books

Catholic

Grieving

Are you local to Atlanta, GA? Stop by our Suwanee store and browse our products. Since our store inventory differs from our online inventory, go to DeeperCatalog.com to see what we have in stock.

Churches are Welcome Our communion supply prices are typically much less than our competitors.
About DeeperShopping

Account & Orders
Track My Orders
My Account
Gift Certificates

Email Newsletters
Subscribe Email
Unsubscribe Email
Help
Help Center
Returning Products
Email Customer Service

Resources
Link To Us
Homeschool Brands
Sitemap
Make Money With Us
Become an Affiliate
Sell Your Ebooks

Artisan Profiles
Christian Authors
Christian Music Artists
Artisan Biography Center
DeeperShopping Books

Toll-Free 1-888-433-3788
Weekdays 10am thru 5pm EST
International +1-678-546-9300

Corporate Address
4280 Brogdon Exchange, Suite B
Suwanee, GA 30024

DeeperShopping Books
Toll-Free 1-888-433-3788
Weekdays 10am thru 5pm EST
International +1-678-546-9300
Corporate Address
4280 Brogdon Exchange, Suite B
Suwanee, GA 30024
About DeeperShopping

Account & Orders
Track My Orders
My Account
Gift Certificates

Email Newsletters
Subscribe Email
Unsubscribe Email

Help
Help Center
Returning Products
Email Customer Service

Resources
Link To Us
Homeschool Brands
Sitemap

Make Money With Us
Become an Affiliate
Sell Your Ebooks

Artisan Profiles
Christian Authors
Christian Music Artists
Artisan Biography Center

DeeperShopping Books

Toll-Free 1-888-433-3788
Weekdays 10am - 5pm EST
International +1-678-546-9300

Corporate Address
4280 Brogdon Exchange, Suite B
Suwanee, GA 30024