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Abraham and Sarah - Book Review

Fictionalizing a Bible story is no easy feat and often a hit or miss. Sometimes you make a familiar story come alive in an entirely new way. Other times, the story falls flat. Unfortunately, this is not my favourite Biblical adaptation of the story if Abraham and  Sarah, for a few reasons.

First, the author departed from the Biblical text. This is not a big problem for some people; it is for me. For instance, there was no mention of Lot's wife becoming a pillar of salt. Instead, she vanished. It's not a deal breaker, but I don't think that making her vanish made the story any more compelling. In fact, I think it took away from the story.

The second issue with Biblical fiction is that if the author depicts the characters in a different way than the reader pictures them, it becomes less enjoyable for the reader. This is no fault of the author, but her Sarah didn't seem much like the Sarah I'd imagined, and it took away from enjoying the story.

Finally, this book had …