“On a cold winter’s night when the heavens almost seemed to reach down and touch the earth, a child was born in a stable . . . and many miles away, as her last kitten struggled into the world, the Great Cat Who Is Bast saw the star and wondered.”
Miw is an Egyptian cat from the great temple at Bubastis, born under the Christ Child’s star. After corrupt priests plot her death, Miw escapes with Tikos, priestess of Bast, to a Jewish village where Miw’s battle against a deadly scorpion wins the gratitude of Yeshua’s family. But when Tikos faces down an Egyptian mob, she betrays their location. She and Miw flee south, and Yeshua’s family, warned in a dream to leave Egypt, go with them.
Pursuit escalates until both Egyptians and Romans are spreading nets to catch Miw, and a cadre of dark priests who stalked Yeshua at his birth stumble onto his trail while tracking Miw. A powerful Nabataean caravan leader joins Miw in defending Yeshua and his family against forces determined to destroy the child before he can reach Israel. The peril overshadowing his friends drives Yeshua deep within himself to realize many of his gifts at an early age, quickening a self-awareness far beyond his years.
A stand-alone prequel to The Gospel According to Yeshua’s Cat, A Cat Out of Egypt is both a breath-taking race along Nabataean caravan routes between Egypt and Petra, and a perceptive look at how Yeshua’s lost years in Egypt might have influenced his life.
Like The Gospel According to Yeshua’s Cat, A Cat Out of Egypt demonstrates God’s love for all creation, human and non-human. Readers from middle school to adult will be enthralled by the story, and its theological and cultural depth will guarantee the thoughtful interest of adult readers.