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Roberta Kells Dorr

Roberta Kells Dorr

Before Francine Rivers and Angela Elwell Hunt, there was Roberta Kells Dorr (1922-2010). With her physician husband and five children, she served a medical missionary assignment in the Gaza Strip. For 17 years she studied and gained insights into ancient Israel. Dorr majored in creative writing and received her master’s in religious education.
New Biblical Fiction  from Renown Author Roberta Kells Dorr

New Biblical Fiction from Renown Author Roberta Kells Dorr

(April 2014)
You will live the grand story of the descendants of Abraham in this capstone of the Roberta Kells Dorr biblical fiction series. This story of Abraham’s descendants featuring Isaac’s sons, Jacob and Esau, is told with the same critical eye and careful study Dorr is known for. In it, faith keeps Abraham from accepting the king’s daughter as a wife for Isaac, but fear almost keeps Rebekah from leaving her home to become Isaac’s spouse. When God tells Rebekah that she will bear Isaac twin sons and the youngest will serve the older, Jacob is skeptical. But that revelation will mark the lives of Jacob and Esau and influence generations to come.

This tale of family love, greed, jealousy, hope, manipulation, stubbornness, idol worship, famine, and faith in the one God, Elohim, is taken from the pages of biblical history but sounds like a headline from today’s magazines. It ends much like it begins, when Jacob blesses two of his sons, Manasseh and Ephraim, saying that the younger will become greater than the older, a theme that is seen throughout The Sons of Isaac.



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