Saturday, March 10, 2012

Book Blog Tour: Sarai by Jill Eileen Smith

Sarai is about the Biblical story of Sarai and Abram found in Genesis 12-22. When Sarai married Abram she promised that she would give him a child and when she doesn’t produce an heir she feels hopeless because she is childless. When Abram has a conversation with God promising him an heir it gives Abram and Sarai hope but when the promise isn’t coming to pass in the timing they would like it to they decide to take matters into their own hands. As the reader progresses through this story, they will be able to understand that this is one way that the Sarai and Abram story could have turned out beyond the information we have learned about this story in the Bible. There are some true elements in this story that are mixed with some fiction elements.

This story of Sarai and Abram was interesting for me to read since I am familiar with this story from the Bible. Sarai lost faith in God’s promise to Abram probably because her people didn’t worship the same God as Abram’s people did. She couldn’t figure out God’s plan so I believe that caused her to take the situation into her own hands. Abram seemed to have more faith than Sarai but he appeared to want to make his wife happy so he trusted her insight about what she thought was right. I really like how God was named “Adonai” in this book, which is one of the original Hebrew names he was called that has been translated into English.

Sarai is the first installment in “The Wives of the Patriarchs” series. I am looking forward to learning about what the second installment in the series will be and I hope to get a chance to read it.

Available March 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary book from Revell for this review.

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