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By Roberta Kells Dorr

ISBN-10: 0802484956

ISBN-13: 9780802484956

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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Blue tinted her mouth as she shivered. " Shenandoah looked up at the windmill towering over us. "I want to listen to the mockingbird. He barked like a dog this morning," she said. I placed a protective arm around her. "It wasn't a mockingbird," I insisted. I knew mockingbirds did sometimes bark like a dog, but not in this temperature. " I pulled her toward the door. " "No, it's not. " She glanced over her shoulder as I pushed her back into the schoolhouse. Miss Gibson and Josh Paul stood by the window, still talking about the weather.

About a mile from camp, I heard a clicking sound coming like dozens of butter churns hitting, wood on wood. I crept up the hill, crouching low. A band of Indians was crowded around a field. " Now that's more like it, I thought. "I'd say seventy-five or more natives cheered from the side. I watched from a clump of trees. They started swinging sticks at a small ball. When I crawled closer, I realized they were playing a ball game of sorts. A wild ball game. Turtle shells tied at their knees clicked and clacked as the players ran through the short grass.

Page iv Acknowledgements Special thanks to the editors of Windmilling, a history of Swisher County, for their labor in preserving county history. Thanks to all my critique partners, my sister, Ruth Sims, and other friends who have shared their knowledge so willingly. Last and most important, thanks to my husband, Dickey, and my best friendsmy daughters, Stephanie Nance and Cynthia Freeman. Page 1 Chapter One The coldest day in Texas was also the day I found out I was in love with Josh Paul Younger, just like every other sappy, twelve-year-old girl who lived in Swisher County in the Texas Panhandle.

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