Thursday, February 14, 2013

Rebecca by Jill Eileen Smith (Wives of The Patriarchs Book Two)

First the news of how you can get to talk to Jill Smith LIVE - and very soon even!

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!

Rebecca is another one of these wonderful books by Jill Eileen Smith that I have found to be quite captivating. It is a neat gift to expound upon the lives of our most well know, and well loved women in the Bible. This Author incorporates the Scripture with events as they would have been in the time frame of the Biblical story. Areas that the real life people lived in are interwoven with what feels like very accurate thoughts and feelings that just happen to folks no matter what time frame God placed them in. 

Rebecca has marred Isaac. She is nervous, but grateful that God has sent her a suitable husband, and even one kin to her! So off she moves to live with her new husband, and she finds he carries some pain from his Mother, and his upbringing. Rebecca has huge shoes it seems she has to fill, following in the heritage of Sarah. Then, like Sarah, Rebecca is faced with something many women today have dealt with. She isn't having a baby when she planned to, in fact, she is really upset that God hasn't sent her a baby at all! How is she suppose to do what God said Issac would do because of Abraham if she can't bear a child? Then it gets even more difficult! Once she is with child, they are fighting with in her and God send an Angel to tell her about the babies that she is carrying. Only one more bit of a problem, Issac prefers one son, while Rebecca prefers the other son.

This is a wonderfully well written book, and I already have someone in mind to share it with!
Even thought I know the Scriptures very well that these books are woven from, I find them refreshing and revealing when I read them.

Carol :) 

 About the Book:

Can love heal the rift between two souls?
When her beloved father dies and she is left in the care of her conniving brother Laban, Rebekah knows her life has changed forever. Though she should be married by now, it’s clear that Laban is dragging his feet, waiting for a higher bride-price to line his pockets. When she is given a chance to leave her home to marry Isaac, a cousin she has never even seen, Rebekah’s hope for the future is restored. Little does she know what a wondrous and heart-wrenching journey she is beginning.
As Rebekah experiences the joy of young love and the bitterness of misunderstanding and betrayal, her resolve will be tested. When the rift between her and Isaac grows so wide it is surely too great to be mended, can she trust the God of Isaac’s father Abraham to bridge the gap?
About the Author:
Jill Eileen Smith is the author of Sarai and Rebekah, books one and two in the Wives of the Patriarchs series and best-selling author of Michal, Abigail, and Bathsheba, all part of the Wives of King David series. Her research has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times.  
The Book link is:

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

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