The Prince and the Prodigal

 


Joseph is the pampered favorite son of the patriarch Jacob. His older brothers, deeply resentful of his status in the family, take advantage of the chance to get rid of him, selling him to slave traders and deceiving their father about his fate. It seems like their troubles are over. But for Joseph and older brother Judah, they are just beginning.

While Joseph is accused of rape and imprisoned, Judah attempts to flee the memory of his complicity in the betrayal of his younger brother. After decades apart, the brothers will come face-to-face in a stunning role reversal that sees Joseph in a position of great power while Judah begs for mercy. Will forgiveness or vengeance win the day?

Bestselling and award-winning author Jill Eileen Smith brings her considerable research and imaginative skills to bear in this vivid retelling of one of the most popular stories found in Scripture--a story of jealousy, betrayal, and a reconciliation that only God could bring about.


My Review

I thoroughly enjoy reading books by Jill. She brings respect and honor to the Biblical stories she writes. This newest offering is no different. 

I am familiar with the story of Joseph. Yet, it was wonderful to read his story again. As soon as I started reading, I was instantly, transported back in time. It was as if I was living the story through all of the characters. Joseph is a good, faithful servant of God. 

Readers of this author will really enjoy this book. Once I started reading it, I could not stop and finished it in one afternoon. 

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