Abraham and Sarah by Roberta Kells Dorr

By Roberta Kells Dorr

A appropriate exploration of religion opposed to nice odds and love that endures years of disappointment.

Abraham and Sarah is a masterful ancient drama from the instant that Abraham strides into the pagan temple to rescue Sarah. The couple units out looking for the advantages God had promised: ample fertile land and decedents extra ample than the celebrities.

But years of wandering convey the couple to Egypt, the place once more Abraham convinces Sarah that as sister and brother absolutely they are going to cross effectively during the territory. yet Pharaoh takes Sarah into his harem, the place she befriends Pharaoh's daughter, Hagar. jointly the 3 are ordered to go away.

Years of barrenness have embittered Sarah, and he or she hatches a plan: Hagar needs to turn into the vessel for the kid God has promised. Ishmael is born to Hagar, and jealousy is born in Sarah's center. yet God had a plan and He was once correct all alongside. This miracle unfolds with historic authenticity, leaving the reader with a greater figuring out of the traditional international and the life-changing religion of Abraham and Sarah.

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With that, she stalked out like a huge avenging angel, and Sol could see her take a small child’s hand and move off like a liner with a tug; she wouldn’t corrupt her child with the air of the pawnshop. One of the prostitutes from the masseur-fronted brothel down the street brought in a fancy sterling-backed brush and hand mirror. She was a handsome, light-skinned girl named Mabel Wheatly, and she had a surprisingly clean and unsullied look. But she wore boredom like armor and didn’t look at Sol once during their brief transaction.

She took out a little pad of receipts with the imprint of the Youth Center on top, made a great show of impersonal efficiency about taking out a ball-point pen and ejecting the little nib. But then her demeanor failed her. “I’m still new at this. Perhaps you can tell me if I will meet such heedlessness often. indd 42 7/1/15 3:34 PM t h e paw n b r o k e r “See here, Miss Birchfield,” Sol said heatedly, “I resent having to explain to you. I do not wish to get involved in a philosophic argument first thing in the morning.

You wouldn’t even guess they were Jews, Bertha thought proudly. Joan had thick, straight brown hair and even features. Her clear, shining skin was a testimonial to her mother’s care and feeding, her easy smile an open proof of family love. And Selig—rosy and fair, with the same straight brown hair his daughter had. What a contrast between his clean, pink face and Sol’s leaden grayness! And the dignity and cleverness with which he spoke. Why, he hardly moved his hands at all, and his voice was crisp with a delightfully Midwestern accent; so American!

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