Monday, July 27, 2009

FIRST Presents "The Woman Who Named God: Abraham's Dilemma and the Birth of Three Faiths" by Charlotte Gordon

(Please Note: Although I am honoring my commitment to post this chapter sample, I am not endorsing this book)

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today's Wild Card author is:

and the book:

The Woman Who Named God: Abraham's Dilemma and the Birth of Three Faiths

Little, Brown and Company (July 28, 2009)


Charlotte Gordon graduated from Harvard College and received a Master’s in Creative Writing and a Ph.D. in History and Literature from Boston University. She has published two books of poetry and, most recently, the biography Mistress Bradstreet, which was a Massachusetts Book Award Honor Book. From 1999-2001, she taught at Boston University’s School of Theology. Currently, she is an assistant professor of English at Endicott College.

Visit the author's website.

Product Details:

List Price: $27.99
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (July 28, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 031611474X
ISBN-13: 978-0316114745


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kalea_kane said...

I am just curious if you read the book. I have heard of it and am posting it as well as part of the blog tour. I couldn't gather much about it as I it wasn't one of my reviews. Also there was no first chapter. I also found only one review on Amazon that really didn't help. :)

Just curious. I know you are pretty busy right now.

Jennifer Bogart said...

Hi Kalea,

I started to read it - haven't gotten far yet, but from the introduction it seems that the author doesn't give any more importance to the Bible than she does to the midrash, the many volumes of Jewish law apart from the Torah (myths), Islamic writings etc. She doesn't approach Abraham from a Christian perspective, and doesn't seek to prove that he was actually a man but rather studies him as a cultural myth.

I can understand why Deena isn't endorsing it, I put a disclaimer on my post too with my initial impressions/warning.