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- Card, Orson Scott. Rebekah (Women of Genesis, Book 2). Forge Books, 2018.
- Dorr, Roberta Kells. Sons of Isaac. River North, 2014.
- Smith, Jill Eileen. Rebekah (Wives of the Patriarchs Book #2): A Novel. Revell, 2013.
Born into a time and place where a woman speaks her mind at her peril, and reared as a motherless child by a doting father, Rebekah grew up to be a stunning, headstrong beauty. She was chosen by God for a special destiny.
Rebekah leaves her father’s house to marry Isaac, the studious young son of the Patriarch Abraham, only to find herself caught up in a series of painful rivalries, first between her husband and his brother Ishmael, and later between her sons Jacob and Esau. Her struggles to find her place in the family of Abraham are a true test of her faith, but through it all she finds her own relationship with God and does her best to serve His cause in the lives of those she loves.
Sons of Isaac
This grand account of love, greed, jealousy, hope, manipulation, and faith is pulled from the pages of biblical history—yet this is fresh, new, and never before published. The Sons of Isaac is the capstone work of a master of biblical fiction, Roberta Kells Dorr. When God tells Rebekah that she will bear Isaac twin sons and the older will serve the younger, Isaac is skeptical. But that revelation will forever mark the lives of his family.
When her father dies and she is left in the care of her conniving brother Laban, Rebekah knows her life has changed forever. Her hope for the future is restored when she falls in love with her cousin Isaac, and their relationship starts strong. But marital bliss cannot last forever, and the birth of their twin sons marks the beginning of years of misunderstanding, disagreement, and betrayal. The rift between them grows wider and wider until it is surely too deep to be mended. And yet, with God all things are possible.
Join bestselling author Jill Eileen Smith as she fills in the blanks around the biblical women behind the men we know well. Her in-depth research and creative storytelling bring Rebekah’s unique story alive with romance, heartache, and the power of forgiveness.