Daughter of the high priest of Re, Asenath is a child when she first meets the Hebrew slave, Joseph. That night her lucid dreams begin as her heart and destiny are forever joined with the extraordinary man whom Elohim, the one true God, has chosen as part of his plan for the world's redemption. The untold story of Asenath's awakening to the divine truth through the power of love and dreams gives flesh, blood, and soul to the woman scripture merely names as Joseph's bride.
Maria Isabel Pita draws directly from the book of Genesis to tell the story of Joseph from a remarkable new perspective. The Story of Asenath and Joseph is a heart-soaring tale of romance, destiny, dreams, and faith that views the rise of a captive Hebrew from slave to prisoner to ruler through the eyes of the woman who loves him.
©2016 Maria Isabel Pita (P)2016 Maria Isabel Pita
I really liked this audiobook. It was so interesting to listen to what life was like back then. Egypt has always been and always will be an area of great interest . I loved how the story was in Asenath's POV andI enjoyed listening about her life.
The narrator has a lovey voice that is a mix of strength, passion and projects curiosity through one of the characters that made a delightful easy listen
No book but a historical novel presented in a way that engages
Yes, and the usual high standard I expect. Well researched and factual where it should be and a delightful story where it matters.
No - I wanted it to last
There is a mix of fact, fantasy and some decent into the area of conscious or lucid dreaming. It was all blended in a wonderful way so never felt like a rough shift or a point was being made, just an easy too and fro that added depth to the work
This story of Asenath and Joseph of the Bible was well written. Told from the view point of Asenath, I found this story to be very well told and I kept finding myself going back to the Bible to confirm some historical events that the author would bring up, and they were all accurate. Considering there is almost no information regarding Asenath and her life before Joseph in the Bible, the author did a fantastic job of bring her to life in this fictional tale. The author also was the narrator in the audiobook that I listened to and she has a lovely sound to her voice and easy on the ears. She does a wonderful job of narrating, keeping things moving seamlessly, as well as bringing the character's personality to life through their voices. All in all, I recommend this book.
This was a really interesting book. It is the story of Joseph and Asenath and I am familiar with the story of Joseph from reading the Bible, but I don't really know anything about Asenath. This book was great at bringing both of them to life for me. Rather than see Joseph as a distant figure in history, this book makes him more real. I've always been fascinated with Egypt, and I really enjoyed seeing the contrasts between the Hebrew people and the Egyptians and the reasons behind them (for example, the way they dressed). This book really made the whole time period more real to me. I listened to the Audible audiobook, which was narrated by the author. This author does a great job at narrating! She had a great voice and gives unique voices to each of the characters in the story. This is the first book I've ever read by the author, but I will definitely be checking out more.
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