Hagar Author:Lois T. Henderson Hagar is a moving biblical narrative based on the Genesis account of Abraham the patriarch, transformed by Lois Henderson into a story that brings to life the lives and world of some of the Bible's most fascinating personalities. — When twelve-year-old Hagar is given as a slave to Sarah, she knows nothing of the promise made to Sarah's husband Ab... more »raham by the Lord -- or how that promise will radically change her life.
As time passes, even though she is a slave, Hagar becomes a beloved part of Abraham's household. Hearing Abraham begin each day by praying to Yahweh, she learns more and more of the greatness of this God. Hagar discovers that she, too, anxiously awaits the long-promised son through whom Abraham will be made the "father of many nations." It is Hagar who comforts the barren Sarah, now past the age of child-bearing, and who finally agrees to bear Abraham's child.
Lois Henderson's enchanting tale of love, conflict, and faith abounds in rich characterizations. We meet the scheming Meryet, Hagar's cousin, who convinces Sarah to give Hagar to Abraham; Zahavith, Lot's greedy wife, who leads him to the doomed cities of Sodom and Gomorrah; and Simeon, whose love for Hagar gives her the strength to survive even when banished to the desert with her son Ishmael.
Hagar's authentic cultural background and fast-paced plot make this a powerful novel that answers for each reader the question asked by the angels who visited Abraham: "Is anything too hard for the Lord?"« less