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  • Sarai AUTHOR Jill Eileen Smith
  • Jill Eileen Smith
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  • 08 July 2018
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Summary õ Sarai AUTHOR Jill Eileen Smith 104 characters Sarai AUTHOR Jill Eileen Smith 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 reuests Sarai's hand she asks one thing that he promise never to take another wife as long as she lives Even. I love biblical fiction I think it is the perfect way to get someone who has never picked up a bible interested in the stories that the bible holds Sarai by author Jill Eileen Smith is the type of book that does just thatThe first book in the Wives of the Patriarchs Smith has taken the story of Abram and Sarai and filled in all those missing pieces that makes these biblical characters real and vibrant I love how she stuck close to scripture yet was able to use her imagination just enough to fill in those what if s Abram has taken Sarai his half sister to be his bride She asks one thing of him to promise never to take another wife as long as she lives In return she also makes a promise to her father to give Abram a son and heir But as the years go by it becomes uite clear that Sarai will never have a child When Abram assures her that Adonai has promised him a son Sarai struggles with belief and makes a mistake that will cost her dearlyThis story follows Abram and Sarai from the land of Ur to the land of Canaan right up until God changes their names to Abraham and Sarah Even though I knew the story I was very intrigued and couldn t put the book down because the author did a tremendous job of bringing the characters alive and she did her research which made the reading all the enjoyableCaptivating and entertaining you will want to pick up this book I give it 5 out of 5 stars

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Summary õ Sarai AUTHOR Jill Eileen Smith 104 characters Sarai AUTHOR Jill Eileen Smith At he will not fulfill his To what lengths will Sarai go in her uest to bear a son And how long will Abram's patience lastJill 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 Sara. Jill Eileen Smith wowed readers with her Wife of David series in which she explored the lives of Michal Abigail and Bathsheba Now she is embarking on a new series called the Wives of the Patriarchs that promises to be just as exciting and engagingI was so excited to receive a review copy of this book When I was first introduced to this author it was through the book Bathsheba which I devoured with great excitement I expected great things with this book and was not disappointed in the least In fact her Wife of David series hooked me on biblical fiction as it causes the reader to revisit the biblical accounts and to look deeper than the surface realizing that these are than just historical accounts or stories of legends they are the actual accounts of living breathing people who impacted their world and continue years later to impact our worldSarai follows the life of Sarah and Abraham and offers a new look at a very well known bible story My perspective of this woman and her life is forever changed This book drove me into deeper study of the biblical account of this woman s journey and her storyA beautiful woman admired by many Sarai loved her half brother Abram and that love was returned However she demanded a promise of her future husband that her father thought was too much she demanded that he promise to have only one wife In return her father made her promise that she provide Abram with a son and if she could not fulfill her promise that she would release him from the promise she had demanded In her human pride Sarai accepted thinking the promise demanded of her was easy to complete Little did she know that God had a plan much greater than Sarai one that included her learning that in her own strength nothing could be accomplished and that she did not control the events of lifeOld but still a beauty to be reckoned with Sarai can scarce stand the pitiful looks she receives from Lot s young wife who was always bearing another child She wilted under Meleh s scornful tone and fought the urge not to bend to Maleh s reuest that Sarai offer sacrifice to the false gods for favor The weight of her own rash and prideful promise weighs on her heart and soul as she struggles to understand the God of Abram and to believe in Abram s love Sarai becomes restless to fulfill her promiseWhen Abram is called to leave his family and to travel to a place God will show this couple embarks on a journey that will forever change their lives This journey will test their faith in the spoken promises of God as well as their knowledge of Him it will test their love for God and each other and will drive them into an ever deepening knowledge of who God really is Sarai will come face to face with a great and faithful God who outshines any man made god who upholds the weak leads His children and always always keeps His promises I believe that she ultimately learns that we do not have any thing to promise any other nor do we have the ability to keep any promise we make other than through God and Him living in usThis book is a rich tapestry of the full range of human emotion and frailty and the God who brings all imperfection into a beautiful work of art that screams His gloryIf you have ever struggled with your faith wavered between the things of this world and the things that are unseen in God find inspiration in Sarai as she too walks this road and in the end discovers the One True God If your faith has been tested and the promises of God have grown dim in your sight if you have doubted that He will in fact answer take courage and see the example in this story of just how faithful God isJill Eileen Smith I must give it up to you This is your talent opening God s word and bringing life to stories that we often do not give enough thought to You cause readers to stop and really think about these people in a new light bringing life to the characters and a depth that we often do not allow ourselves the luxury to explore when reading the stories in the bible Thanks to Revell for this review copyAvailable March 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group

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Summary õ Sarai AUTHOR Jill Eileen Smith 104 characters Sarai AUTHOR Jill Eileen Smith 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 agreesBut as the years stretch on and Sarai's womb remains empty she becomes desperate to fulfill her end of the bargain lest Abram decide th. While this part of the Old Testament is fascinating this novel didn t capture my interest fully