Book Review – Genesis 20-25

I was juuuuuust about to crawl into bed when I remembered I was going to try and write a book review sometime today. Oh dear, it’s late and I don’t know if I have anything in me but I’m gonna give it a shot.

Genesis continues to be a great read. I’m learning detailed stuff about other stuff that I only knew a little bit about before. (see, told ya I wasn’t gonna make much sense). It’s amazing what you can learn reading the same passages for a whole week.

I love the story of Abraham and Sarah and how patient they had to be in waiting for the son God promised them. I’m sure they had their doubts, I mean, who wouldn’t at that age? But they also knew that God can do anything. They were rewarded with a son, Isaac, of whom they were SO HAPPY to have. I learned more about Ishmael, too. I didn’t remember alot of that information about Hagar and them leaving, etc.

Ok, chapter 22, when God tests Abraham and asks him to sacrifice his long awaited son. Of course, I’ve heard the story before, so I know how it ends but every time I read it, I was amazed at Abraham. AMAZED. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to almost do that. I sort of wondered why God would even ask him to make that decision. But it seems that, with Abraham, there was no decision, he just obeyed. I will be the first to admit that there is no way I would have even entertained the idea. And that is why I am Jenn, and he was Abraham.

I love the story of Isaac and Rebekah and how faith and the work of the Lord were the things that led them to eachother. What a great love story!

Anyway, I think that’s all I can do tonight. I’m excited to read on! Yay!

If you have no idea why I am doing this, click here to find out and won’t you please join us? You will be blessed, very blessed.

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3 responses to “Book Review – Genesis 20-25

  1. Hey Jenn, so glad I checked to see if anyone had a review up yet before bed. Glad you juuuuuust caught yourself. 🙂
    I was amazed by Abraham too. The whole sacrifice story takes on new meaning when you have a little one of your own.

  2. happytoknowhim

    It amazes me too how we can read these accounts over and over again and still get so much toapply to our own lives. I’m with you where Abraham is concerned. I wish I could say that I would have obeyed without question like Abraham did when he was told to offer Isaac as a burnt offering, but the truth is I would argue with God. Thanks for the review:-)

  3. What a wonderful idea~doing reviews on the books of the Bible! It’s way better than taking notes~much more interesting. LOVE IT! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

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