Wednesday, March 12, 2008
just finished reading
Sarah by Orson Scott Card. It's about Sarai/Sarah, wife of Abraham from the Old Testament. It is an excellent book. Card does well to take you into Sarah's world and into her heart. I like historical fiction for the possibility of really identifying with real people, even if every event may not have actually occurred. Sometimes when you grow up with a story, it becomes less rather than more real to you as time passes. Being a mother, Sarah's struggle with not being able to have children is more relevant and personal. Obviously I've not had the same struggle, but I know people who have and I can imagine the grief. Particularly when she knew that God had covenanted with Abraham to become the father of many nations.
Anyways, my thoughts keep getting interrupted by Kids 1 & 2, but I highly recommend the book. I don't know how many others are in the "Women of Genesis" series, but I look forward to reading them as well. This is my very first time reading an Orson Scott Card book, but I think I've been sufficiently persuaded to read more.