So if you were promised something by God, how long would you wait before it drove you nuts and you took matters into your own hands? A month? A year? A decade? Beyond all hope of human knowledge? Sarai had that very problem. Married to Abram, she requested that he never married another. In return, she promised to bear him a son. Barren for years, Abram was promised by God to have an heir. But Sarai, his wife, already frustrated with her barrenness, took matters into her own hands and gave him her maid. Sarai is the first of the Wives of the Patriarchs series by Jill Eileen Smith. It’s the story of their love affair, Sarai’s bitter disappointment and how God turned even her silly impatience into good.
I really liked how Jill Eileen Smith has again taken a story in the bible and brought it home to me in a way that will stick in my head. I love the detail she brings to life in that time period…the food, the customs, the living conditions and weaves it masterfully into a tale that brings life to the Old Testament. If you like historical or biblical fiction, you will LOVE this book! It’s a fabulous way to spend an enjoyable few hours getting away, if only in your head :).
Available March 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. As usual, all opinions are my own.