Monday, October 20, 2014

Abraham and Sarah ~Book Review~

A splendid exploration of faith against great odds and love that endures years of disappointment.
Abraham and Sarah is a masterful historical drama from the moment that Abraham strides into the pagan temple to rescue Sarah. The couple set out in search of the blessings God had promised: abundant fertile land and decedents more plentiful than the stars.
But years of wandering bring the couple to Egypt where once again Abraham convinces Sarah that as sister and brother surely they will pass safely through the territory. But Pharaoh takes Sarah into his harem where she befriends Pharaoh's daughter, Hagar. Together the three are ordered to leave.
Years of barrenness have embittered Sarah and she hatches a plan: Hagar must become the vessel for the child God has promised. Ishmael is born to Hagar and so is jealousy born in Sarah's heart. But God had a plan and He was right all along. This miracle unfolds with Historical authenticity leaving the reader with a better understanding of the ancient world and the life-changing faith of Abraham and Sarah.

ISBN: 978-0-8024-0957-7
Published: February, 2014
Format: Paperback
Imprint: Moody Publishers
Page Count: 272
Weight: 0.65 lbs
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5

Roberta Kells Dorr with her physician husband and five children served a medical missionary assignment in the Gaza Strip. For 17 years she studied and gained insights into ancient Israel. Dorr majored in creative writing and receiver her master’s in religious education.

  Abraham and Sarah by Roberta Kells Dorr is quite a good book. Only two things I didn’t like or agree with. The first is in the beginning of the book when Abraham left Ur. In this book it said they left because of a war, but in the Bible they left because God told them to. Another part in this book I don’t agree with is how Sarah is so bitter, spoiled and hard to get along. I know she did have a few faults as we all do, but not to the extreme this book tries to make you believe.
  I enjoyed the characters and also thought the author made Hagar really likable. Which I don’t believe that was how she was. It made an interesting read.
   The countryside, cities and plains were described to utter perfection. Enjoyed that about this novel.
  Abraham and Sarah did have a depth to it that I enjoy in books and it was entertaining. I recommend this book. Very good.

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Thank you to Moody Publishers/River North for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

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