ABOUT AUTHOR: Jill Eileen Smith is the author of the bestselling Michal, Abigail, and Bathsheba, all part of The Wives of King David series, and of Sarai, book 1 in the Wives of the Patriarchs series. Her writing has garnered acclaim in several contests. Her research into the lives of biblical women has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times.
When she isn't writing, she enjoys spending time with her family--in person, over the webcam, or by hopping a plane to fly across the country. She can often be found reading, testing new recipes, grabbing lunch with friends, or snuggling one or both of her adorable cats. She lives with her family in southeast Michigan.
To learn more about Jill or for more information about her books, visit her website at www.jilleileensmith.com. You can also contact Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org. She loves hearing from her readers
ABOUT BOOK: REBEKAH - Wives of the Patriarchs series (Book 2)
When her father dies and she is left in the care of her conniving brother Laban, Rebekah knows her life has changed forever. Her hope for the future is restored when she falls in love with her cousin Isaac, and their relationship starts strong. But marital bliss cannot last forever, and the birth of their twin sons marks the beginning of years of misunderstanding, disagreement, and betrayal. The rift between them grows wider and wider until it is surely too deep to be mended. And yet, with God all things are possible.
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1. Who is your favorite woman in Scripture and why?
2. What Bible character would you like to read about in a novel?
3. If you could ask any question of any Biblical person, who would you ask and what would you ask them?
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i guess my favorite woman of the bible is perhaps also that i'd love to read more about ... the woman that touched the hem of Jesus's garment and was healed.
My family says i ask questions no one else thinks of asking, but i generally think of these things later. Thanks for the chance to win!
2. I love reading books that are about God or have God in them. Those are the types of book I look for most!
My favorite woman of the Bible is Ruth...I love her faithfulness..I try to fashion my relationship as a daughter in law after Ruth.
The woman I would like to read about in a novel is Eve...can you imagine the fear of facing G-d face to face after committing sin...and then to have to leave a life of beauty and ease for the harsh reality of the world outside of Eden...I feel that she paid the highest price for sin...I ave heard many say that when they see Adam and Eve they are going to give them what for...I plan to hug them...they suffered more than I can imagine.
I am drawn to reading about Abigail in the Bible. She must have been a very strong, wise woman. She lived with a very difficult man. Yet divorce was not an option back then and I would have loved to hear what got her thru those tough times. Even marrying David could not have been easy sharing him with other wives. She would be a fascinating woman to talk to.
My favorite women of the bible is Esther because of her faith in God.
And I look forward to reading Rebekah. Thank you for offering this
One of my favorite women in the Bible (there are so many!!) is Ruth. She gave up everything she knew and loved to follow her mother-in-law. She worked hard to provide for herself and Naomi, never asking for a handout or expecting Naomi to get out and work. She kept a great attitude through all the difficulties, not letting things sour her or turn bitter. God blessed her and she is in the lineage of Christ!
Of course, there's also Abigail, Deborah, Priscilla, Sarah, Elizabeth........ :-)
There are many women in the Bible that I love reading about, but I seem to connect to Rebekah in a special way. That is my name and I love reading about her.
#1 Mary is my favorite woman of the bible. I love how she loved Jesus and would sit at His feet and listen to His teachings.
2) Mary the mother of Jesus. What a story she must have!
Question #2 - I would love to read about Ruth in a novel...about her life after she married Boaz.
There are so many women in the Bible who are good examples, it's hard to choose just one. But Ruth has always been one of my favorites because of her loyalty to her mother-in-law and other stuff about her.
I have always wanted to read a book about Leah. Of course, since my name is Leah, that's one of the reasons, but I always feel like people write from Rachel's point of view, so I'd like to see more books from Leah's point of view.
I noticed that all of the replies are by women. Where are the men out there who read novels on biblical personages, whether male or female? I would concur with some of the other replies; there are so many women in the Bible that it is an arduous task to select one. However, in the book of Judges, we find Deborah as, I think, the only female or leader; that's who I find intriguing.