Deborah Rising: A Novel Inspired by the Bible

Deborah Rising: A Novel Inspired by the Bible

by Avraham Azrieli

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ISBN-13: 9780062563552
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/27/2016
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 167,336
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Avraham Azrieli is the author of nine fiction and nonfiction works. He is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, the International Thrillers Writers Association, the Historical Writers of America, the Historical Novel Society, the Authors Guild, and other professional societies, and his work has been reviewed by numerous outlets, including Examiner, US Review of Books, New York Daily News, The Jewish Journal, San Francisco Book Review, and more. He lives in Maryland. Visit him online at azrielibooks.com.

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Deborah Rising 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a very good book and quick read. I do not care for books that leave you hanging as the story is not complete. It was well written though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the book, but was not happy with the ending. It stopped just when it was getting good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being a strong woman I felt very conected with this story. I loved the suspense, the way to drive me into the book and getting involved deep and deep between every page! I really like this author and his creativity way to tell wonderful stories. Still a fan!
PBrien More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful book this was and I can not wait for the next installment as I must find out what happens next. This book is so much more than the story of Deborah in the Bible. This is a fleshed out fully energetic, emotional girl and although this is fiction not fact it felt so real in the reading of it. I love Avraham Azrieli's books and this one is no exception. Worth every bit of time to read it.
Reader_Views More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Susan Violante for Reader Views (11/2016) Article first published as Book Review: ‘Deborah Rising: A Novel Inspired by the Bible’ by Avraham Azrieli on Blogcritics. As a lover of biblical stories and religious inspirational fiction, I was happy to check out “Deborah Rising” by Avraham Azrieli. Let me first just say that no story (including my own) has ever hooked me right at the beginning quite like this one. The story begins with the stoning of Deborah’s sister. Deborah is not only forced to witness this atrocity knowing her sister was innocent, she will also leave that horrible event knowing she will be next. Deborah has nowhere to go as her father is also dead and being a girl, she has no rights. Her inheritance will need to be awarded to her future husband, who happens to be the man that just stoned her sister to death. So begins Deborah’s epic survival adventure as a Hebrew girl coming of age in biblical times. The reader will travel with Deborah through her journey in search of a magical elixir that will transform her into a boy, while also living each hardship females had to endure during the times. As a woman, I could relate to her and felt for her. Being raised by old-fashioned Italians, I too wished as a young girl to be a boy and have it easy like my brother! Azrieli is very knowledgeable of the culture, and geography. His female point of view in this story is impressive, as it felt genuine. The character development was spot on, the descriptions of the sites and geography felt real and accurate, the action narration was vivid, involving all the senses within the imageries. Overall, “Deborah Rising” by Avraham Azrieli is a well-written saga of a young Hebrew girl, who wished to be a boy, to escape all of the hardships that women in biblical times had to endure. It’s entertaining, suspenseful, and heart wrenching – definitely a five-star captivating page-turner! Can’t wait for the second book!
LisaR6200 More than 1 year ago
As usual , I could not put the book down once I started. It is a captivating story about resilience, and never giving up on your dream. In Biblical times, girls like Deborah were just property to be acquired and cast off when no longer necessary. But Deborah saw a different world, one in where women could lead and could be equal to men. The book covers her flight from an arranged marriage to the beginning of her transformation into a leader of her people. A fast read and compelling page turner. I highly recommend it.