Biblical Fiction Database: Characters: Abraham & Sarah

Disclaimer: My aim for this database is to be comprehensive. I haven’t read every book shown. As such, a novel’s inclusion on the board is not necessarily an endorsement. Please read the reviews to discern if a novel is right for you.


Listing By Author

  1. Card, Orson Scott. Sarah (Women of Genesis, Book 1). Forge Books, 2001.
  2. Dorr, Roberta Kells. Abraham And Sarah: The Long Journey. River North, 2014.
  3. Godawa, Brian. Abraham Allegiant (Chronicles of the Nephilim Book 4). Embedded Pictures Publishing, 2013.
  4. Halter, Marek. Sarah: A Novel (Canaan Trilogy). Three Rivers Press, 2005.
  5. Loggins, Steve. Father Abraham: A Biblical Novel. Steve Loggins, 2015.
  6. McAdoo, Caryl. Children of Eber (The Generations Book 4). Caryl McAdoo, 2015.
  7. Morris, Gilbert. No Woman So Fair (Lions of Judah Book #2). Bethany House Publishers, 2003.
  8. Smith, Jill Eileen. Sarai (Wives of the Patriarchs Book #1): A Novel. Revell, 2012.
  9. Traylor, Ellen Gunderson. Song of Abraham. Port Hole Publications, 2003.
  10. Williams, J. SerVaas. Abraham and Sarah: History’s Most Fascinating Story of Faith and Love. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012.

See also: Abraham & Sarah on Pinterest | Hagar & Melchizedek | Nimrod / Gilgamesh | Isaac & Rebekah


Book Descriptions

1. Sarah

Card, Orson Scott. Sarah (Women of Genesis, Book 1). Forge Books, 2001.

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Sarai was a child of ten years, wise for her age but not yet a woman, when she first met Abram. He appeared before her in her father’s house, filthy from the desert, tired and thirsty. But as the dirt of travel was washed from his body, the sight of him filled her heart. And when Abram promises Sarai to return in ten years to take her for his wife, her fate was sealed.

Abram kept his promise, and Sarai kept hers they were wed, and so joined the royal house of Ur with the high priesthood of the Hebrews. So began a lifetime of great joy together, and greater peril: and with the blessing of their God, a great nation would be built around the core of their love.

Bestselling author Orson Scott Card uses his fertile imagination, and uncanny insight into human nature, to tell the story of a unique woman–one who is beautiful, tough, smart, and resourceful in an era when women had little power, and are scarce in the historical record. Sarah, child of the desert, wife of Abraham, takes on vivid reality as a woman desirable to kings, a devoted wife, and a faithful follower of the God of Abraham, chosen to experience an incomparable miracle.

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2. Abraham And Sarah: The Long Journey

Dorr, Roberta Kells. Abraham And Sarah: The Long Journey. River North, 2014.

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A splendid exploration of faith against great odds and love that endures years of disappointment.

Abraham and Sarah is a masterful historical drama from the moment that Abraham strides into the pagan temple to rescue Sarah. The couple sets out in search of the blessings God had promised: abundant fertile land and decedents more plentiful than the stars.

But years of wandering bring the couple to Egypt, where once again Abraham convinces Sarah that as sister and brother surely they will pass safely through the territory. But Pharaoh takes Sarah into his harem, where she befriends Pharaoh’s daughter, Hagar. Together the three are ordered to leave.

Years of barrenness have embittered Sarah, and she hatches a plan: Hagar must become the vessel for the child God has promised. Ishmael is born to Hagar, and jealousy is born in Sarah’s heart. But God had a plan and He was right all along. This miracle unfolds with historical authenticity, leaving the reader with a better understanding of the ancient world and the life-changing faith of Abraham and Sarah.

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3. Abraham Allegiant

Godawa, Brian. Abraham Allegiant (Chronicles of the Nephilim Book 4). Embedded Pictures Publishing, 2013.

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The Forefather and Patriarch You Thought You Knew.
After the Great Flood, the giant king Nimrod builds the Tower of Babel and unites the world in rebellion against the Creator.

But God has other plans.

He chooses a simple nomad Abraham as next in the line of the Seed of Promise.

So Nimrod sets out to find Abraham and kill him in order to thwart God’s plan forever.

Abraham flees to Canaan, a land of Nephilim giants of Genesis 6, and the Watchers rule as gods.

Sodom and Gomorrah is the flashpoint for the Watchers’ next diabolical plan for the Seed of the Serpent.

Abraham Allegiant is the fourth book of the Biblical Fiction Series Chronicles of the Nephilim, a biblical epic story of the fallen angelic Watchers and their offspring, the Nephilim giants of Genesis 6.

This Biblical Fiction series is rated PG-13, appropriate for mature teens and above, similar to the Bible and The Lord of the Rings.

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4. Sarah: A Novel

Halter, Marek. Sarah: A Novel (Canaan Trilogy). Three Rivers Press, 2005.

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Sarah’s story begins in the cradle of civilization: the Sumerian city-state of Ur, a land of desert heat, towering gardens, and immense wealth. The daughter of a powerful lord, Sarah balks at the marriage her father has planned for her. On her wedding day, she impulsively flees to the vast, empty marshes outside the city walls, where she meets a young man named Abram, son of a tribe of outsiders. Drawn to this exotic stranger, Sarah spends one night with him and reluctantly returns to her father’s house. But on her return, she secretly drinks a poisonous potion that will make her barren and thus unfit for marriage.

Many years later, Abram returns to Ur and discovers that the lost, rebellious girl from the marsh has been transformed into a splendid woman—the high priestess of the goddess Ishtar. But Sarah gives up her exalted life to join Abram’s tribe and follow the one true God, an invisible deity who speaks only to Abram. It is then that her journey truly begins.

From the great ziggurat of Ishtar to the fertile valleys of Canaan to the bedchamber of the mighty Pharaoh himself, Sarah’s story reveals an ancient world full of beauty, intrigue, and miracles.

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5. Father Abraham: A Biblical Novel

Loggins, Steve. Father Abraham: A Biblical Novel. Steve Loggins, 2015.

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A Biblically based fictional account on the history and life of Abraham and his family.

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6. Children of Eber

McAdoo, Caryl. Children of Eber (The Generations Book 4). Caryl McAdoo, 2015.

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Without faith, it is impossible to please God.

At the time Abram is called to a strange, pagan land by the God of his fathers, Shem still walks the earth. At his death, his great-grandson Eber becomes the patriarch. Abraham, never the oldest living firstborn, is rewarded with power and riches for his obedience to leave his home and sojourn. Still—though the Lord has promised him an heir—his beloved wife remains barren, which tears daily at her heart.

Almighty God visits His prophet, talks with him, forgives his indiscretions, and cleans up the messes he makes. The Lord promises amazing things including all of the lands where Abram walks for him and his heirs as a possession and that nations will come forth from his loins—descendants too numerous to be counted. The well-known story of the Father of Faith comes to life in Children of Eber.

Walk with the man honored by today’s the three major faiths.

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7. No Woman So Fair

Morris, Gilbert. No Woman So Fair (Lions of Judah Book #2). Bethany House Publishers, 2003.

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Book 2 of Lions of Judah. Much-loved master storyteller Gilbert Morris has turned an imaginative pen to the lives of the patriarchs. Combining extensive research with skillful plotting, Morris creates believable scenarios in which his fictional characters are worthy of their biblical counterparts. The result is an exciting story with riveting, action-packed adventures that will entertain, enlighten, and challenge readers to think in new ways about familiar stories from the Bible.

In No Woman So Fair, Abram and Sarai struggle with the call of God on their lives and his promise to give them a child. Their battles with doubt and temptation will have readers glued to the pages and seeing spiritual forbears in a new light.

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8. Sarai

Smith, Jill Eileen. Sarai (Wives of the Patriarchs Book #1): A Novel. Revell, 2012.

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Sarai, the last child of her aged father, is beautiful, spoiled, and used to getting her own way. Even as a young girl, she is aware of the way men look at her, including her half brother Abram. When Abram finally requests Sarai’s hand, she asks one thing–that he promise never to take another wife as long as she lives. Even her father thinks the demand is restrictive and agrees to the union only if Sarai makes a promise in return–to give Abram a son and heir. Certain she can easily do that, Sarai agrees.

But as the years stretch on and Sarai’s womb remains empty, she becomes desperate to fulfill her end of the bargain–lest Abram decide that he will not fulfill his. To what lengths will Sarai go in her quest to bear a son? And how long will Abram’s patience last?

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9. Song of Abraham

Traylor, Ellen Gunderson. Song of Abraham. Port Hole Publications, 2003.

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This novel unfolds the tumultuous saga of the father of both Jews and Arabs, and the spiritual father of Christians. Abraham, prince of Ur, left behind the greatest civilization of his day to follow words of promise with deeds of faith. This richly colorful novel portrays a man of strength, will, and purpose who remains unparalleled in history.

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10. Abraham and Sarah: History’s Most Fascinating Story of Faith and Love

Williams, J. SerVaas. Abraham and Sarah: History’s Most Fascinating Story of Faith and Love. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012.

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Abraham and Sarah is an intricately woven novel taken from authentic biblical and historical sources, revealing the fullness and richness of faith and love against a tapestry of ancient civilizations.Take all that can be gleaned from the classic narrative of Abraham and Sarah; add the wisdom of ancient and modern historians; intersplice the wealth of the most updated archaeological evidence; and a man and a woman of striking abilities, reality, and humanness appear.

If Abraham lived in a pagan environment, how did he become a man of great faith? Who was Sarah? Is there any logical explanation for her dazzling beauty that charmed and enticed kings when she was at the age of seventy-five and again when she was ninety?

Archaelogist Sir C. Leonard Woolley, observed that “amongst the shadowy characters of ancient history, Abraham stands out as a living personality whom we can know and with whom we can sympathize….and now, alongside this living personality, we find Sarah, perhaps the most remarkable, yet mysterious woman of all time!”Abraham and Sarah is an epic love story, an engrossing page-turner for the ages, a must read for every person of faith.

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