February 19, 2016 | By: Cynthia Marcano

Review: Abraham and Sarah by Roberta Kells Dorr

Abraham and Sarah
Author - Roberta Kells Dorr
Rating - 1 out of 5 Stars
Would I Recommend: No

Back Cover...

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 sets 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 jealousy is 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 was immediately drawn to this book because I enjoy biblical fiction and the cover is beautiful, but from the very beginning, my interest plummeted.

I can only assume that author Kells Corr did a lot of research about the times and religious practices of Abraham's family because it seems liked endless pages of it. It dragged on and on.

I particularly didn't like that Sarai was portrayed in a bratty way. Kells

Corr took a little too much creative license. The bible states that God told Abraham to leave his family but that is not the reason in the book.

It is my opinion that a good biblical fiction book does not change ANYTHING the bible says. Great biblical fiction takes the little that is said in the bible and makes it come alive without altering it. It make me want to go back and reread the biblical account.

I can not say that Abraham and Sarah accomplished either.

Disclaimer: This book was provided by Moody Publishing. The opinion of this book is my own and I was not paid or compensated for my review.


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