Friday, March 30, 2012

#37: Sarai - Jill Eileen Smith

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 Sarai, the last child of her aged father, is beautiful, spoiled, and used to getting her own way. Even as a young girl, she is aware of the way men look at her, including her half brother Abram. When Abram finally requests Sarai's hand, she asks one thing--that he promise never to take another wife as long as she lives. Even her father thinks the demand is restrictive and agrees to the union only if Sarai makes a promise in return--to give Abram a son and heir. Certain she can easily do that, Sarai agrees.
But as the years stretch on and Sarai's womb remains empty, she becomes desperate to fulfill her end of the bargain--lest Abram decide that he will not fulfill his. To what lengths will Sarai go in her quest to bear a son? And how long will Abram's patience last?
Jill Eileen Smith thrilled readers with The Wives of King David series. Now she brings to life the strong and celebrated wives of the patriarchs, beginning with the beautiful and inscrutable Sarai.

  • Paperback: 317 pages
  • Publisher: Revell; Original edition (March 1, 2012)
  • ISBN: 9780800734299
Author Bio:
Jill Eileen Smith is the bestselling author of Michal, Abigail, and Bathsheba, all part of the the Wives of King David series. Her research into the lives of David's wives has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times. She lives with her family in southeast Michigan.

My Opinion: 
I love biblical stories, especially when a great author can bring them to life. This book is a great example of that. Telling you a story, that most are familiar with, and giving you a wider look at what it must have been like in that time.
And we think we have struggles now, could you imagine life without tv, internet or even running water?? Well it happened, and so did these stories.
I think anyone who knows who Abraham is would enjoying reading about his wife. She was more than just a pretty face. She was a courageous, strong and independent woman for that era. And a delight to read about.


4/5


Recommend? Yes!

~I won my copy. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

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