Wednesday, 7 February 2007

reading


I have been reading an interesting book while sick this week: Sarah by Marek Halter. It's a novel about Abraham's wife. Abraham and Sarah have always interested me. They make a lot of mistakes in the Bible, but God still works through them and the New Testament praises their faith. I would describe their faith as halting, but, then again, I can't even imagine waiting as long as they did for a promise to be fulfilled.

The book is intriguing, although not completely accurate. According to the Bible, Sarah and Abraham were related (Genesis 20:12) but the novel invents an entirely different family background for Sarah, saying she was from the ruling family of Ur, where Abraham's family dwelled before they set out for Canaan. The book suggests reasons for Sarah's barrenness and for her enduring beauty. In the book, Sarah struggles with following Abraham's God when He seems remote to her.

Well, if I was in a better mental state I would try to make some connections or at least say something more. Sadly it's not happening. I'm enjoying the book and that's as far as I can go at the moment!

(I made French toast for supper. That's how inventive I felt.)

1 comment:

Kevin & Sonya said...

Hi Sare! It must be fun to read about a bible charchter your named after. I am not sure which charcter in the Bible I relate most to, Kevin related to Luke, and people have said that I remind them of Jacob(trickster) Not sure if that is a good thing or not. :)

Sonya