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Rebekah by Jill Eileen Smith

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Rebekah is a beautifully written fictional story based on the life of some of our favorite Bible characters – Isaac and Rebekah. It takes the truth of God’s Word, and the events we find there, and weaves in what might have been. The story begins with Rebekah’s father’s death, and her brother Laban acquiring the blessing, and command of all his father’s wealth and family. It journeys through her marriage to Isaac, their family disagreements, and to the birth of their twins Esau and Jacob. It is romantic story, and very compelling.

How must she have felt traveling for days to marry a man she had never met? It was their custom to have arranged marriages, but she still must have felt scared. This book does a beautiful job describing what may have taken place. She knows when they are first married, that there is a reason Isaac is haunted by dreams. She learns of his father Abraham being willing to sacrifice him to God. Though a ram was provided, we don’t know what that close call may have done to Isaac, or to his other family members.

And what of the twins? They wrestled in the womb, the Bible tells us! Could they have given their mother fits after they were born? Fighting and bickering about everything? It is very interesting to think about!

I highly recommend this book. It was very sweet and engaging from beginning to end.

Available March 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

I received this book free from the publisher. 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 255.

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