By Roberta Kells Dorr
A well suited exploration of religion opposed to nice odds and love that endures years of disappointment.
Abraham and Sarah is a masterful old drama from the instant that Abraham strides into the pagan temple to rescue Sarah. The couple units out looking for the benefits God had promised: ample fertile land and decedents extra abundant than the celebs.
But years of wandering deliver the couple to Egypt, the place once more Abraham convinces Sarah that as sister and brother absolutely they'll cross properly throughout the territory. yet Pharaoh takes Sarah into his harem, the place she befriends Pharaoh's daughter, Hagar. jointly the 3 are ordered to go away.
Years of barrenness have embittered Sarah, and she or he hatches a plan: Hagar needs to develop into the vessel for the kid God has promised. Ishmael is born to Hagar, and jealousy is born in Sarah's middle. yet God had a plan and He used to be correct all alongside. This miracle unfolds with ancient authenticity, leaving the reader with a greater knowing of the traditional international and the life-changing religion of Abraham and Sarah.
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Abraham and Sarah by Roberta Kells Dorr