Sarah - Canaan Trilogy, Bk 1 Author:Marek Halter A dazzling new novel about one of the great women of the Old Testament by internationally bestselling author Marek Halter. — Sarah’s story begins in the cradle of civilization: the Sumerian city-state of Ur, a land of desert heat, towering gardens, and immense wealth. The daughter of a powerful lord, Sarah balks at the marriage her father h... more »as planned for her. On her wedding day, she impulsively ﬂees to the vast, empty marshes outside the city walls, where she meets a young man named Abram, son of a tribe of outsiders. Drawn to this exotic stranger, Sarah spends one night with him and reluctantly returns to her father’s house. But on her return, she secretly drinks a poisonous potion that will make her barren and thus unﬁt for marriage.
Many years later, Abram returns to Ur and discovers that the lost, rebellious girl from the marsh has been transformed into a splendid woman--the high priestess of the goddess Ishtar. But Sarah gives up her exalted life to join Abram’s tribe and follow the one true God, an invisible deity who speaks only to Abram. It is then that her journey truly begins.
From the great ziggurat of Ishtar to the fertile valleys of Canaan to the bedchamber of the mighty Pharaoh himself, Sarah’s story reveals an ancient world full of beauty, intrigue, and miracles.« less
Although this book is biblical ficiton, it is not written from a spiritual perspective. There are sexual scenes and overtones. There also is graphic hygenic detail.
I think that this story is very differant from the real biblical story. It only follows the general story. It doesn't go along with the biblical character of Sarah at all.
This book is good for learning what life was like in that time period, but I have some serious problems with it. Sarai (she was not Sarah until she was old) and Abram (Abraham after he was old) were half brother and sister. This book is totally fiction and other than the time period and what it was like, it has no basis in reality. This author just took two names from the BIBLE and wrote a story with them.
Read this awhile ago. This is a novel about an amazing woman, and it truly takes you back in time to the long-ago world that she lived in. It also gives you some clues to how and why our spiritual way of thinking came to be, although it's not a book about religion at all. This was a very thought-provoking read and an entertaining one as well, like watching a good epic mini-series with a female hero. I highly recommend it to others.
I thought it was awesome! It took me a few days, I kept putting it down and not caring about getting back into it, but after it got rolling I couldn't put it down and had to read it all that night. Very entertaining story!