The Sons of Isaac, written by Roberts Kells Dorr, is a continuation of Abraham and Sarah. Isaac is Abraham and Sarah's only child. The story starts with Abraham wanting the perfect wife for Isaac, while Rebekah is praying to God for a husband. Rebekah has trouble conceiving a child and when she finally does, she has twin boys. Prior to their birth God tells her the youngest will have the birthright, but Isaac does not follow through on that. Isaac favors Esau, the first born, and Rebekah favors Jacob, the younger twin.
After he has lost his eye sight, Isaac tells Esau to make a special meal for him and Esau will receive his blessing. When Rebekah hears this she helps Jacob make a meal and dress as Esau and Jacob gets the blessing instead. When Esau finds out he threatens to kill Jacob, so Rebekah send Jacob to her brother's home to find a wife.
This is a great historical Biblical Fiction story. It is well researched and very easy to read. The book is very well written and gives a better understanding of what it could have been like at that time. I especially like the messages in the story. God does answer pray but not always when or how we want. The story also shows that when we try to take control of our life, we actually are going against God's wishes for us. Such as worshiping idols like Rebekah's family did. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes historical fiction.
I received a copy of this book from Moody Publishing for an honest review.
I 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.
The 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