Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Woman Who Named God: Review and giveaway!

The Woman Who Named God:
Abraham's Dilemma and the birth of three faiths
By Charlotte Gordon


"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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GIVEAWAY TIME!!!

Courtesy of Valerie of Hachette Book Group I have 3 copies of The Woman Who Named God for a giveaway!

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** I was given a copy of The Woman who Named God in exchange for a honest review. Thank you again Valerie of Hachette Book Group for allowing me to host this awesome giveaway! **
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Shana said...
I follow you on blogger (btw I have been trying for weeks to sign up and it kept giving me an error, so glad I finally got it to work)

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naida said...
This does sound interesting and very cool that you learned a few new things while reading it.Great review.http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

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Martha Lawson said...
This book sounds interesting and i would love to win it!!I'm a new follower!mlawson17 at hotmail dot com


All Winners have been contacted, you have 48 hours to get back to me and than I will pull new winners.

Thank you so much to everyone who entered this contest!

Until next time...
Happy Reading!



12 comments:

Missy said...

Hi Tena! Please don't enter me in the giveaway. I just wanted to say Hi and thanks for visiting and following my blog.
I love your blog! I am following you too.
Happy reading and have a great day!

Shana said...

I follow you on blogger (btw I have been trying for weeks to sign up and it kept giving me an error, so glad I finally got it to work)

Shana said...

I grabbed your button (1)

Shana said...

I grabbed your button (2)

Shana said...

I grabbed your button (3)

naida said...

This does sound interesting and very cool that you learned a few new things while reading it.

Great review.

http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

MJ said...

I'd love to read this. I follow

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MJ said...

I follow on Twitter - sumrthyme

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Andie Reads said...

I'd love to read this book
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edmontonjb said...

I just became a follower and would like to be entered.
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Martha Lawson said...

This book sounds interesting and i would love to win it!!

I'm a new follower!

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com