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Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: River North
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 X .75 (inches)|
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A Story of God and All of Us: A Novel Based on the Epic TV Miniseries The BibleRoma Downey, Mark BurnettHachette Book Group, USA / 2014 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
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You will live the grand story of the descendants of Abraham in this capstone of the Roberta Kells Dorr biblical fiction series. This work is a new, unpublished title, of Abraham's descendants featuring Isaac's sons, Jacob and Esau, told with the same critical eye and careful study Dorr is known for. In it, faith keeps Abraham from accepting the king's daughter as a wife for Isaac, but fear almost keeps Rebekah from leaving her home to become Isaac's spouse. When God tells Rebekah that she will bear Isaac twin sons and the youngest will serve the older, Jacob is skeptical. But that revelation will mark the lives of Jacob and Esau and influence generations to come.
This tale of family love, greed, jealousy, hope, manipulation, stubbornness, idol worship, famine, and faith in the one God, Elohim, is taken from the pages of biblical history but sounds like a headline from today's magazines. It ends much like it begins, when Jacob blesses two of his sons, Manasseh and Ephraim, saying that the younger will become greater than the older, a theme that is seen throughout The Sons of Isaac.
GraceAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Historical Enlightenment of Biblical TimesSeptember 30, 2014GraceAge: 45-54Gender: femaleI have read this series as each book was published, enjoying the cultural and historical research this author contributes to her work. She makes her characters come to life and writes between the lines of Scripture, bringing understanding to the way ones lived during Biblical times.
I was most fascinated by the ways in which the children of this time honored and respected their father. Even though they left the family circle for a time, or disagreed, they returned to honor him and show respect.
I enjoyed seeing love blossom between Isaac and Rebekah as she left her entire family to become the wife of a total stranger. God was an unknown in much of the world at this time, but those who believed in the one true God had great faith, demonstrated throughout their lives.
This book, and any by this author, come highly recommended by this writer. She will enlighten you and her writings will reveal details of the lives led by these fascinating characters like only Roberta Kells Dorr can do.
Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Vivid Biblical StoryApril 13, 2014Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Sons of Isaac is a vivid account of the biblical story of Isaac, Rebekah and their sons. It starts off explaining how Rebekah and Isaac met and married. The story continues with their son Jacob and his marriages and his 12 sons and 1 daughter.
I think this was a good read. If you want to imagine a much detailed story of Isaac and his descendants, then this is a book for you. Recommended. 5 stars