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2.16.2013

Rebekah ~ Review and Event Invite for February 19th

Rebekah
Wives of the Patriarchs Book 2
By Jill Eileen Smith

When Rebekah's father Bethuel dies her brother Laban becomes head of the family.  Rebekah fears that Laban's greed will keep her from marriage, as no man can meet his price for his sister's hand.  But Rebekah is impatient and outspoken and, according to her mother, needs to learn to hold her tongue.

In Hebron, Issac, the son of promise, is yet unmarried.  His father Abraham wants to secure a wife for Issac from among the household of his brother's sons.  Issac is quiet and introspective in his ways.

Is it truly the will of Elohim for two such different people to be the means to fulfilling the promise given to Abraham all those years ago?  But as the years pass and no children enter their family, Rebekah fears that she will be like Sarah an old woman before she will be blessed with a child of promise.  But unlike his father Abraham, Issac vows to take no other wife than Rebekah.

More than twenty years have passed, when the promise comes to pass with not just one but two boys.  But Jacob and Esau will come between their parents.  Issac will favor Esau his first born, while Rebekah will favor Jacob, whom the messenger of Elohim said would be the son of promise.  Will the love of a child destroy them and the love that they vowed to one another.  Or will Elohim allow them to see themselves as they are and give them a chance to change?

Rebekah is the story of Rebekah and Issac.  Giving a glimpse of the lives they had before that shaped them into the people who would give birth to nations of people and from whom a promise of redemption would come.  They are not portrayed as perfect people but as normal people with needs, wants, and desires.  People who at times will do what they want to get the future they think has been promised, but who acknowledge that no matter what there is One who controls everything.  Can we, like Rebekah put our trust in the God of Abraham knowing that through trials He has our best interest in mind no matter what we see or don't see.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review, all opinions expressed are my own.

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

** 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!