In the time of the Pharaoh, a tiny infant is rescued from the banks of the Red Sea. She is named Zipporah, "the little bird". Although she is a Cushite by birth, one of the black people of the lands to the south, she is taken in by Jethro, high priest and sage of the Midianites. Jethro adores his adopted daughter, and she is an honored member of his family. But the blackness of Zipporah's skin sets her apart and will decide her future.
"A good listen!"
The story of Sarah, and of history itself, begins in the cradle of civilization: the Sumerian city-state of Ur, a land of desert heat, towering gardens, and immense wealth. The daughter of a powerful lord, Sarah is raised in great luxury, but balks at the arranged marriage her father has planned for her. The groom is handsome and a nobleman, but on their wedding day, Sarah panics and impulsively flees to the vast, empty marshes outside the city walls.
"An easy listen, not great literature"
Miriam - also known as Mary - was born into a Palestine oppressed by Herod the Great; she is accustomed to living with uncertainty and unrest. But when her beloved father is wrongly imprisoned by the Romans, she takes action. She calls upon a well-known rebel by the name of Barabbas, and together they set out to save her father. A daring escape is accomplished and, against staggering odds, Miriam's father is saved from crucifixion.
"Not what I was expecting"
Living in exile, Lilah is in love with Antinoes, a Persian warrior. They have known each other since they were children, and Antinoes dearly wants to make Lilah his wife. Yet Lilah does not feel she can marry without the blessing of her brother, Ezra. She and Ezra are close, and Lilah knows her brother well; he does not want his sister to have a husband outside their faith.
"The best of them"
Le deuxième volet de la trilogie est consacré à Tsippora, épouse de Moïse, noire et étrangère, qui défendit l'idée de la Loi comme protection des faibles.
"Sarah" est le premier volet de "La bible au féminin", trilogie sur les femmes de la Bible, parue en 2003. Quelle est donc la longue histoire de cette femme si belle qui accompagna Abraham sur les routes de Mésopotamie, de Canaan et d'Egypte ? Épouse aimante d'un homme choisi par Dieu pour fonder un grand peuple, Sarah traversa toutes les épreuves de la stérilité. Passionnée et bouleversante, elle est l'une des héroïnes les plus modernes de le Bible.