Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Eleventh Brother by Rachel K. Wilcox {Written by Tiffany}

Today, I wanted to share a book I recently read called,

The Eleventh Brother
by Rachel K. Wilcox



About:

When Joseph, the eleventh son of Jacob, is sold into bondage by his brothers, Egypt is a land in turmoil—its fortune determined by the unpredictable rains that either bring prosperity or leave the people in famine and starvation. But Joseph is no common slave.

Imprisoned and forgotten by all but God, he interprets a dream that reveals the future and alters his destiny. Now with his privileged Egyptian-born wife, Asenath, at his side, Joseph's transformation from the boy in the pit to the ruler of Egypt is nearly complete. But position and power cannot erase the bitterness he holds deep inside. When he suddenly comes face to face with the family that betrayed him, Joseph devises a plot to test his brothers' true character. Yet even revenge may not fill the aching hole in Joseph's heart, and the influence of a beautiful woman may be his only hope for redemption.

About the Author:

After spending her high school years in the south of France, RACHEL K. WILCOX studied philosophy, literature, and film at Brigham Young University, where she graduated as the valedictorian. After college, she moved to West Africa to make a documentary film and instead used her camera to co-found a humanitarian project. She has been a researcher and case writer at Harvard Business School and writes and researches in the interdisciplinary fields of law and the humanities. She is in her final year of law school at Stanford University.

In my opinion:
I reviewed “The Eleventh Brother” by Rachel K. Wilcox.  This novel really helped me understand the story of Joseph in Egypt and see the story in a new perspective. The historical details and well-written book was interesting and brought the story alive.  Particularly, how the author showed the struggles Judah went through after what he had done to Joseph. I’m sure the other brothers had similar experiences of guilt and turmoil as they went through out their lives. I also appreciated the way the author wrote about Joseph’s struggles, such as his experience with Potiphar’s wife and the choice to forgive his brothers. He was truly a real person, who was torn between anger and betrayal towards his brothers and forgiving them. The author added scripture references and the informative “Note to the Reader” would help separate fact from fiction. The Eleventh Brother is a good recommendation for friends and family. It’s well-researched, interesting, and a thought-provoking read!
 
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services for free in the hope that I would mention them on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. 
 
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