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.
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. 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.
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!
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!
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.