Monday, February 11, 2013

"Rebekah" by Jill Eileen Smith

ISBN: 9780800734305
Paperback - $14.99
About the book:  Bestselling author, Jill Eileen Smith, weaves together a story of heartache and the power of forgiveness in Rebekah, the second of the Wives of the Patriarchs series.  Using in-depth research and creative storytelling, Smith tells the unique story of Rebekah and Isaac, and brings these biblical characters to life in a way that will transport the reader back to biblical times.

When her father dies and she is left in the care of her conniving brother Laban, Rebekah knows her life has changed forever. Her hope for the future is restored when she falls in love with her cousin Isaac, and their relationship starts strong. But marital bliss cannot last forever, and the birth of their twin sons marks the beginning of years of misunderstanding, disagreement, and betrayal. The rift between them grows wider and wider until it is surely too deep to be mended. And yet, with God all things are possible.

Review: Jill Eileen Smith has woven a wonderful story, based on scripture, about the lives of Rebekah and Isaac. I enjoyed this book and the author's perspective and details about how possibly Rebekah felt during her marriage to Isaac and motherhood to Easu & Jacob.

Many times we treat the scripture as just stories to teach our children and not actual people. The author has done a really good job of helping us see both the faithfulness of Rebekah and Isaac during difficult times and also showed us their "human side" as well.

I believe the author truly loves the "women of the Bible" and has taken great pains to be as accurate as possible. I look forward to reading other her other books on the wives of David. (rev. P.Howard)

SPECIAL VIDEO AUTHOR CHAT: Jill Smith will be the featured guest on a Live interactive Video Chat Session sponsored by “Shindig” on Tuesday February 19th at 7:00 pm EST!! It’s free to attend, and you can meet Jill and ask any questions you have for her! Go here to RSVP and find out more details about this event.

Join best-selling author Jill Eileen Smith as she presents ten facts and/or possibilities you might not know about the Patriarch Isaac's wife Rebekah. Do you have a question about the people in the Bible you've always wanted to ask? Jill will take questions about biblical characters, biblical fiction, and about any of her books in the Wives of the Patriarchs or Wives of King David series. So please, plan to join us!

“Available February 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”
About the author: Jill Eileen Smith is the author of the bestselling Michal, Abigail, and Bathsheba, all part of The Wives of King David series, and of Sarai, book 1 in the Wives of the Patriarchs series. Her writing has garnered acclaim in several contests. Her research into the lives of biblical women has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times. Jill lives with her family in southeast Michigan.

DISCLOSURE: A complimentary review copy was given to us in exchange for our honest review by Revell a Division of Baker Publishing Group on behalf of the author. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer.

1 comment:

  1. I have read and enjoyed some books in the past that featured women of the bible. Thank you for your great review and post.
    I found you through the Goodreads Christian Blogging Group and I am looking forward to your posts.
    -Gilded Grace


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