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Water from the Well: Amazing Women of the Bible: Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah [P.S. Series]
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Water from the Well: Amazing Women of the Bible: Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah [P.S. Series]

by Anne Roiphe
 

Water from the Well is a journey four thousand years back to the time of Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah. The graceful prose of renowned author Anne Roiphe brilliantly captures these biblical women and makes their fascinating stories come alive.

As each story unfolds, we find that the matriarchs had to overcome the same devastating obstacles women face

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Water from the Well is a journey four thousand years back to the time of Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah. The graceful prose of renowned author Anne Roiphe brilliantly captures these biblical women and makes their fascinating stories come alive.

As each story unfolds, we find that the matriarchs had to overcome the same devastating obstacles women face today—infertility, lust, abandonment, and uncertainty—yet they managed to cope with betrayal, death, sacrifice, and jealousy while dealing with the emerging reality of a new faith. This remarkable volume demonstrates how their lives helped to lay the foundation of womanhood in the Western world. Combining the deep insight of Bruce Feiler with the narrative skill of Antonia Fraser, Anne Roiphe delivers a fascinating work that deftly brings these four biblical matriarchs into our own age.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
“[A] lovely meditation on the innate power of women”
Washington Post Book World
“Although Sarah, Rebekah and Rachel and Leah lived in biblical times, their experiences speak to women today.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060737979
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/13/2007
Series:
P.S. Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,352,408
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

Anne Roiphe's seventeen books include Fruitful, a finalist for the National Book Award. She has written for the New York Times, the New York Observer, Vogue, Elle, Redbook, Parents, and The Guardian, and is a contributing editor to the Jerusalem Report. She lives in New York City.

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