I recently had the opportunity to read the first book in the Wives of the Patriarch’s Series by Jill Eileen Smith. Sarai was the story of Abram and Sarai, which is a story I was surprised to learn I knew less about than I originally though. I was familiar with the story of Abram’s wife being unable to have children, but I didn’t realize all of the details the story of their life contained. We see the lack of faith on the part of Sarai, and the fact that Abram bases his decisions on God’s plan for his life while Sarai falls into many sins in her life, such as bitterness, anger, and lack of patience.
Overall, I liked this book, and I felt there was a lot of detail contained in the pages. This is both a positive and A negative. I felt like I learned a lot from reading this book, but, at times, it seemed confusing and maybe too in-depth. Although the details were very in-depth, I did find myself feeling for the characters. I empathized with Sarai and her feelings of sadness of being unable to have a son. She was very unfulfilled and unsatisfied with her life, which are feelings that many, if not all, of us have had at some point in our lives.
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