Sarai, Wives of the Patriarchs Series #1
We must keep in mind that this book is fiction and not a real account of the lives of Sarai and Abram. This book does have a more modern feel with the dialog between the characters, instead of the “normal ancient way of speaking”, so its easy to follow.
This book gives you a feel for what Sarai and Abram’s life could have been like and their challenges.
We learn how Sarai’s faith was challenged, though it seemed at times she didn’t trust God as much as you would think, and how she grew closer to God.
The book is well written. It provides good details to make you feel like you are there experiencing with them.
I was a little shocked to see the words “half naked slave girl”. I wanted to cover my eyes and say “T-M-I”. Not that I would normally be bothered, but this is a christian book after all, so I felt it a bit taboo for some reason.
My overall opinion of the book is not a good one. I really had a hard time getting through it, so to be honest, I kept skipping pages to make it go faster.
I felt the book was filled with too much drama and not enough happy moments. It seemed like everyone was always in turmoil, especially emotionally.
This is the second book I have read of this kind, and I was not impressed with this one. Things just didn’t seem right. Some of the details of the setting didn’t seem ancient enough. Maybe it was just me, but it seemed to modern to be believable. Are books not meant to pull you in and make you feel like its real?
I really don’t recommend this book. I just can’t. It made me depressed. I love the story, in the bible, because it showed that God will provide on his own timing. And this book conveyed that, but with a lot of drama.
~~This book was provided for free by the publisher Revell Baker Publishing group for an honest review~~