Sinners and the Sea: The Untold Story of Noah's Wife
The young heroine in Sinners and the Sea is destined for greatness. Known only as “wife” in the Bible and cursed with a birthmark that many think is the brand of a demon, this unnamed woman—fated to become the mother of all generations after the great flood—lives anew through Rebecca Kanner. The author gives this virtuous woman the perfect voice to make one of the Old Testament’s stories come alive like never before.
Desperate to keep her safe, the woman’s father gives her to the righteous Noah, who weds her and takes her to the town of Sorum, a haven for outcasts. Alone in her new life, Noah’s wife gives him three sons. But living in this wicked and perverse town with an aloof husband who speaks more to God than to her takes its toll. Noah’s wife struggles to know her own identity and value. She tries to make friends with the violent and dissolute people of Sorum while raising a brood that, despite its pious upbringing, develops some sinful tendencies of its own. While Noah carries out the Lord’s commands, she tries to hide her mark and her shame as she weathers the scorn and taunts of the townspeople.
But these trials are nothing compared to what awaits her after God tells her husband that a flood is coming—and that Noah and his family must build an ark so that they alone can repopulate the world. As the floodwaters draw near, she grows in courage and honor, and when the water finally recedes, she emerges whole, displaying once and for all the indomitable strength of women. Drawing on the biblical narrative and Jewish mythology, Sinners and the Sea is a beautifully written account of the antediluvian world told in cinematic detail.
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Reader Beware!User Review - Christianbook.com
I too wish I would have waited and read reviews before purchasing this book. First of all, I am very disappointed that CBD even carries this book. It is everything not Christian. Now I understand that was the state of the world during Noah's time. However, the graphic detail, both violent and sexual was over the top for Christian readers. Worst of all, and most offensive was the gross portrayal of Noah's character. God saved Noah and his family because Noah was the only righteous one left on earth. This book portays Noah as a crazy man who neglects his family and has no backbone.The book is a mockery of Noah and a praise of his wife who was able to "endure" crazy Noah and what he put her through. All in all I was soooo disappointed in this book. I am planning to return it.
I stopped reading it because it was so bad...User Review - Christianbook.com
I can't remember giving up on a book before no matter how slow or uninteresting it was. This book gets good reviews on other sites but I wish I would have read the cbd reviews first. I made it to page 124 before I went back to reread reviews because I thought that perhaps I had bought the wrong book. Nope...10 pages later I quit for good. I realize that our fallen world was so depraved that God sent a flood to cleanse the earth but this book was lewd. There was a lot of talk about violence and I tired of its references to "flesh tents". The authors portrayal of Noah irks me. When the bible says, "Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God." I do not picture him as a raving mad man bent on saving the lost while ignoring the needs of his family. Unwholesome. Uninspiring. Don't waste your time.
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My Husbands Tent
Sons and Demons
A Question a Deal
The Slave Woman
The Giant Versus the Sea
Life Aboard the Ark
Ham _ Chapter 14 Herai and My Sons
The Other Prophets Daughter
Zilphas Beloved Mammoth
The Towns Laughter
Helping Hands Strange Tongues
Beyond the Reach of Light
A Ship in the Distance
A Missed Moon
The Power of the Mark 11
The Gods Eye
The Sea Goes Still
Two Birds and a Branch
The New World