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Looking Out the Window: Barbara Britton Enjoys Bringing Little Known Bible Characters to Light. She Introduces Lioness: Mahlah's Journey. Gives Away a Copy.


A Warm Welcome to Barbara Britton

Are you familiar with the daughters of Zelophehad? Let us know and you will be entered into a giveaway of an e-Book or print copy (U.S. residents) of  Lioness: Mahlah’s Journey. To enter to win leave your answer and an email address below.

Thank you for having me on your blog today, Gail.

It's my pleasure. Thanks for sharing Bible verses and a yummy recipe with us.

My favorite Bible verses have always been Philippians 4:6-7. How can one not like a verse that says “Do not be anxious about anything…”  After I received a breast cancer diagnosis, I added the preceding verses to my favorites. Philippians 4:4-5 says: “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all.”

How does one rejoice with cancer? I knew no matter the outcome of my diagnosis that I would be with God in Heaven. My eternal life starts on this earth, doing life with Jesus each day. I also had my church family and Christians all over the country praying for me and letting me know they cared. I received some delicious meals, too. The encouragement of the saints strengthened me during surgeries and treatment. Through trials, I could rejoice in the Lord’s saving grace, rejoice in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, rejoice in the church body, rejoice in God’s Word, and rejoice in each new day the Lord gave me.

That's a wonderful testimony. 

About Barbara's Recipe

My husband is in a Bible study that meets in the morning. The men request my egg casserole often. This recipe is a favorite of mine and easy to put together. If I chop and grate ingredients the night before, the morning assembly is a snap.

In my novel Lioness: Mahlah’s Journey, the Israelites receive manna from God for sustenance. Is my recipe tastier than bread arriving with the dew of morning? We will never know. Enjoy.

Zippy Sausage and Egg Casserole

1 package crescent rolls— I buy the sheet of dough.

1 pound ground sausage, cooked—I buy the small log of original pork sausage and crumble it with a spatula while I cook it.

1 cup Monterey Jack cheese

1 cup Cheddar cheese

7 eggs

1 cup milk (I use 2%)

2 tablespoons chopped green pepper

¼ teaspoon oregano

Dash of salt and pepper (you can always add more at the table, but you can’t take it out)

If you have a busy morning, cook the sausage, chop the green pepper, and grate the cheese the night before and place them in the fridge. Grease (Pam) a 9 x 13 pan. Press crescent roll dough into pan so that the dough is slightly coming up the sides. Cover dough with cooked sausage. Sprinkle green pepper over sausage. Sprinkle cheese over pepper/sausage. Whisk or beat eggs lightly in a bowl. Add milk, oregano, and salt and pepper. Mix and then pour over sausage combination evenly. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Center should be firm. If not, bake a few minutes more. I like the sides to be a golden brown. Enjoy! Refrigerate any uneaten casserole.

About Lioness: Mahlah's Journey

While the Israelites struggle to occupy the Promised Land of God, Mahlah bat Zelophehad is orphaned and left to care for her four sisters. But daughters of the dead are unable to inherit land, and it will take a miracle for Mahlah to obtain the means to care for her sisters and uphold the vow she made to her dying mother. 

Mahlah must seek Moses, the leader of her people, and request something extraordinary—the right for a daughter to inherit her deceased father’s land. A right that will upset the ox-cart of male inheritance and cast her in the role of a rebel. 

But, God is the protector of the orphan and the widow, and five orphaned daughters need His help. With God, anything is possible. Even changing man’s tradition.

Is there anything else you'd like to tell us about Lioness: Mahlah's Journey

Lioness is the beginning of a series, but you don’t have to follow the girls through the book of Joshua in the subsequent books. Their quest for land is found in Lioness.

The book tells the story of five orphaned sisters who asked Moses if they could inherit their deceased father’s land. The daughters of Zelophehad are amazing in their bravery and in their faith in God. Not many people know about these historic girls. You can read their story in Scripture in Numbers 26:33, 27:1-11, 36:1-12 and Joshua 17:3-6.

Buy Lioness: Mahlah's Journey on Amazon

and Barnes and Noble 

Bio: Barbara M. Britton lives in Southeast Wisconsin and loves the snow—when it accumulates under three inches. She is published in Biblical fiction and enjoys bringing little-known Bible characters to light in her stories. Barb is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Romance Writers of America, and Wisconsin Romance Writers of America. Barb has a nutrition degree from Baylor University but loves to dip healthy strawberries in chocolate. Find out more about Barb’s books  here.

Be sure to let us know if  you're familiar with the daughters of Zelophehad.


Barbara Britton said…
Thank you for having me on the blog, Gail. I hope everyone enjoys the casserole.
Sonja said…
I have really started to enjoy Biblical fiction. It helps me understand the people of those times so much better!
Gail Pallotta said…
Hi Barbara,

It's my pleasure to have you!
Barbara Britton said…
Hi Sonja. I never dreamed that I would write Biblical Fiction, but it seemed a natural choice since I taught Bible stories to children for years. I am always learning something new about the Bible. Thanks for joining us.
Charlene said…
I really enjoy these books . I know a little bit about the daughters, but will definitely look up the scripture references for more details
Barbara Britton said…
Hi Charlene! I was surprised how much Scripture is devoted to these girls. I only discovered them a few years ago. Now, I will never forget them. Thanks for commenting.
Your egg casserole sounds as amazing as your book.
Good luck and God's blessings
PamT (
Barbara Britton said…
Thank you, Pam! This recipe has been around a while--like the daughters of Zelophehad. I like them both! Thanks for stopping by.
Kelly Goshorn said…
Hi Barb,

Loved Lioness and the entire Daughters of Zelophehad series. Thanks for this recipe.
Carlene said…
How amazing that God decreed the daughters should inherit! What a wonderful, encouraging story.
Barbara Britton said…
Hi Kelly! I'm so glad you enjoyed the sisters' story. I had so much fun creating them. Thanks for joining us and for your encouraging words.
Barbara Britton said…
Hi Carlene. This is such a touching story about God's love and care for us. I wish more people knew of this story. I'm glad you joined us.
Unknown said…
Would love to win a print copy! The book looks very intriguing! Thanks for the opportunity! Lual Krautter Email: krautter62520AToutlookDOTcom
Barbara Britton said…
Hi Lual! Thanks for joining us. I'm so glad I finally found the story about these brave girls.

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