5 Stars Out Of 5
A Portrayal of the story of Abraham and Sara
May 12, 2014
This author is one of the best biblical historical novelists of our time. She allows her readers to glean cultural wisdom that she has obtained from her studies of her years of living in the Middle East. This book did not disappoint. Although detailed in its characters, the story of Abraham and Sarah was told from a biblical and cultural point of view.
What I found most interesting and enlightening was the struggle Sarah had in having faith in Elohim, the Creator God. The gods of this age were numerous, and all of the characters, except for Abraham, struggled to believe in a God whom they could not see, hear, or touch, throughout most of the story.
I was also fascinated by the author's portrayal of the relationship between Hagar and Abraham. Hagar desired Abraham's love before becoming his wife and agreeing to bare the child she thought would be the answer to God's promise.
Although the biblical account is not as detailed or dramatic, I believe this book does hold true to the Bible's story of Abraham and Sarah. If you are a fan of this author or love historical fiction, as I do, you will want to read this book!