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 descendents 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.
(Synopsis from Amazon)
I had been wanting to read a book by Roberta Dorr for quite a while and I’m glad that I have discovered a new Biblical Fiction author!
At first, I was apprehensive because I have read some pretty outrages plots when it comes to Biblical Fiction. I was surprised how much I really enjoyed it! I can say Abraham is one of my favorite Biblical characters. I really do admire in the book how it mirrored the Bible in some ways. Abraham was a man who staggered not at the promises of God and he stood on God’s promises no matter what people around him said. He had undying faith even through all the criticism. In the book, there was also some new things that I learned that were interesting about Egypt,and Sodom, and the traditions of Abraham and Sarah’s people. That was awesome! I really like how the author intertwined the historical elements of that time into the book. The book cover was vibrant and very well put together.
The only thing that I didn’t really favor in the book was how the author portrayed Sarah. I thought that her character in the book was very downplayed. I just have the belief that Sarah wasn’t always a woman who wanted to get her way or whatever. That just wasn’t the image of Sarah that I had in my mind. I mean, she did call Abraham lord didn’t she?
Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book and I’m eagerly waiting to read more books by this author!
Happy Reading Y’all! 🙂