The Woman Who Named God:
Abraham's Dilemma and the birth of three faiths
"The saga of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar is the tale of origin for all three monotheistic faiths. Abraham must choose between two wives who have borne him two sons. One wife and son will share in his wealth and status, while the other two are exiled into the desert. Long a cornerstone of Western anxiety, the story chronicles a very famous and troubled family, and sheds light on the ongoing conflict between the Judeo-Christian and Islamic worlds.
How did this ancient story become one of the least understood and most frequently misinterpreted of our cultural myths? Gordon explores this legendary love triangle to give us a startling perspective on three biblical characters who–with their jealousies, passions, and doubts–actually behave like human beings.
THE WOMAN WHO NAMED GOD is a compelling, smart, and provocative take on one of the Bible’s most intriguing and troubling love stories."
I found this book to be facinating. I learned many new things about Abraham, Sarah and Hagar that I didn't know prior to reading this book. I enjoyed that Charlotte Gordon included a Bibliography section, and notes section in the back of this book. The Woman who Named God looks at how different people interpreted the actions of these individuals and how Abraham and his sons fathered three major world religions - Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
This is a book that anyone, of any faith can read and enjoy.
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