The Shepherd’s Wife
When Pheodora's husband is taken away, will she be able to save him and keep her family safe?
Release date: October 6, 2020
Yeshua of Nazareth has two sisters: Damaris, married to a wealthy merchant’s son, and Pheodora, wife of a simple shepherd from Bethlehem. When Pheodora’s husband suffers an unexpected reversal of fortune, she returns to Nazareth, where she pins her hope on two she-goats who should give birth to spotless white kids that would be perfect for the upcoming Yom Kippur sacrifice.
In the eighteen months between the kids’ birth and the opportunity to sell them and redeem her husband, Pheodora must call on her wits, her family, and her God in order to provide for her daughters and survive. But when every prayer and ritual she knows is about God’s care for Israel, how can she trust that God will hear and help a lowly shepherd’s wife?