The 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... show more
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.
Publish date: April 2nd 2013
Publisher: Howard Books
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Sinners and the sea is the story of Noah's wife, a sad and difficult story of a woman with out a name , curse with a birthmark that many though it was the brand of a demon.
Fabulous story. To oversimplify, it is a tale told through the eyes of Noah's unnamed wife. She tells of her childhood when she was shunned as a'demon', so called due to a port wine stain on her forehead. She tells of the sacrifice her father made raising and caring for 'a demon child' as a sing...
This book was well-researched and fascinating portrayal of the un-named wife of Noah.
Via http://onlectus.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-sinners-and-sea-untold-story-of.htmlIt started good but I lost interest when Noah was introduced. I don't know if he changed later on (because I couldn't finish the book) but at the beginning Noah was a very unlikable character. I know the story is not ab...
The concept of giving Noah's wife a voice was very interesting so I was eager to read this book. Due to ignorance and superstition she is fated to a life of exclusion and harassment because of a facial birthmark. Her father refuses to name her to keep the locals from being able to call her by name. ...