Feb 6, 2015

The Eleventh Brother

A review copy was provided

by Rachel K. Wilcox

Oh how we LOVE the story of Joseph...

The beloved eleventh son of Jacob.
Given a beautiful coat that was shredded and stained with blood.

The one hated, betrayed, and sold by his brothers.

The boy who finds himself a slave in a foreign land. Joseph, who runs from Potiphar's wife and is thrown into prison. But whose dreams bring him into a place of honor and power.

And now a man who has an "Egyptian-born wife, Asenath, at his side."

A ruler that is governing the barren land and giving food to those in need.

And now the story comes full circle as his brothers come to ask for life-giving sustenance. Did not Joseph dream that this would happen also?

But the family has thought he was dead.
Now this man is accusing them of being spies and thieves.

Can Joseph discover "his brothers' true character?"

I love how the author starts at the end of the story where everything has already happened to Joseph and his brothers are now there asking for food.

What a fun way to relive this Biblical tale with Joseph as he flashes back to days gone by.
Added details brings this story alive and will keep you reading until the very end.

So beautifully told! 

About the Author
After spending her high school years in the south of France, RACHEL K. WILCOX studied philosophy, literature, and film at Brigham Young University, where she graduated as the valedictorian. After college, she moved to West Africa to make a documentary film and instead used her camera to co-found a humanitarian project. She has been a researcher and case writer at Harvard Business School and writes and researches in the interdisciplinary fields of law and the humanities. She is in her final year of law school at Stanford University.


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