Abraham and Sarah by Roberta Kells Dorr from River North

abraham and sarah

Abraham and Sarah

by Roberta Kells Dorr 

from River North

A splendid exploration of faith against great odds and love that endures years of disappointment.

Abraham and Sarah is a masterful historical drama from the moment that Abraham strides into the pagan temple to rescue Sarah. The couple set out in search of the blessings God had promised: abundant fertile land and decedents more plentiful than the stars.

But years of wandering bring the couple to Egypt where once again Abraham convinces Sarah that as sister and brother surely they will pass safely through the territory. But Pharaoh takes Sarah into his harem where she befriends Pharaoh’s daughter, Hagar. Together the three are ordered to leave.

Years of barrenness have embittered Sarah and she hatches a plan: Hagar must become the vessel for the child God has promised. Ishmael is born to Hagar and so is jealousy born in Sarah’s heart. But God had a plan and He was right all along. This miracle unfolds with Historical authenticity leaving the reader with a better understanding of the ancient world and the life-changing faith of Abraham and Sarah.


I enjoy Biblical fiction because it brings to life the lives of those we read about in the Bible. The stories are not true, as far as what exactly happened in their lives, but the Bible facts are accurate. And this is why I love the stories. I was very interesting reading Roberta Kells Dorr’s take on how she thinks may Abraham and Sarah lived during this time in their lives. The story was enjoyable and entertaining, as well as full of historical facts and Bible facts about these characters. I now see Abraham and his wife Sarah’s life a little different after reading this book!

I received this book from River North to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.


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