by Orson Scott Card

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Born into a time and place where a woman speaks her mind at her own 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 duty. For Rebekah must leave her fathers house to marry Isaac, the studious young son of the Patriarch Abraham. 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. In Rebekah, Orson Scott Card has created an astonishing personality, complex and intriguing, and her story will engage your heart as it captures your imagination.

About the Author

Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card is one of the nation's most acclaimed and bestselling authors.

He has been the recipient of numerous awards. His novel Stone Tables was honored by Booklist as one of its top 10 Christian novels for 1999. Mr. Card's Sarah: Women of Genesis was the first of a trilogy about women of the Bible, and the second installment in that series, Rebekah, will be released this fall.

Mr. Card's works have been translated into many languages, including Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovakian, Spanish, and Swedish.

In addition to writing novels, Mr. Card has written plays, short stories and nonfiction works, including two books on writing.

Born in Riceland, Washington, he grew up in California, Arizona and Utah. He lived in Brazil for two years as an unpaid missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He received degrees from Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. He currently lives with his wife Kristine and family in Greensboro, North Carolina. Each of their children is named after a famous writer.

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Great insight of Old Testament Women
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I enjoyed much reading about Rebekah's personality in the beginning of the book. The culture and life of Rebekah as a young woman.
I didn't like much how Jacob reacted towards Rebekah when they first met because I don't think he would be so sure of himself and so elaborated in words after waiting 40 years to get married. I think that there was mystery, a time for them just to gaze eye to eye and study each other. a time for them to mumble a few nervous words. In the book they saw each other and were so natural and got married right away - I don't think it was that way. I didn't like how much she anticipated getting married and how fast-same day-it happened.
I think that it lacked some originality toward that time and culture in the dialogue between Abraham and Rebekah and I Isaac. I believe the dialogs had a lot of taste of our present time and American culture. But I really enjoyed the first part of the book and it sure instigated in my soul in search of all the details and happenings with Rebekah so briefly related in the Bible.Thank you Mr. Card.

Orson Scott Card is a master.
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Orson Scott Card is a master. Who else could write a whole world of history from a few short chapters on these wonderful women. I was enthralled with the story and their lives as the wives and mothers of the early prophets. This is a must read for anyone who loves history brought alive in our times.

OSC has captured human nature again
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I can't wait for the last book to come out. OSC has such a canny sense of human nature and brings characters to life that the Bible has failed to elaborate on. The women have become a real and a true reflection of the Bible and in my mind they have become a part of the past! I loved it!

A Must Read Book!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Rebekah is a wonderfully done book of this courageous woman from the book of Genesis. OSC has done it again, he has somehow gotten inside the personality and mind of those who lived so long ago. Reading this book was not only an enlightening experience concerning the family life and culture of the time, but also a time to heal and to grow from the understanding that we are a product of our upbringing, but that regardless of this product, we can heal and change. Thank you Orson for your insight and creativity!

Great book!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I thought Rebekah was an great book, even though it was fiction, it really helps you think of what these women were thinking. I can't get into the sci-fi books of Orson Scott Card like my friends, but I really enjoyed this book and his first one Sarah.

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