Item description for Dreamers (Legacies of the Ancient River) by Angela Hunt...
Overview Dreamers is the first in the Legacies of Ancient River series Joseph was left for dead by his brothers and taken as a slave into Egypt; his swift rise to power under Pharaoh was unheard of at that time. Yet a temptation and danger threatened in the form of Potiphar's wife, who legendary betrayal could shatter all that Joseph had built for himself.
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Studio: Steeple Hill
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.6" Width: 4.2" Height: 1.2"
Release Date Dec 31, 2008
Publisher Steeple Hill
Series Legacies Of Ancient River
Series Number 1
ISBN 0373786336 ISBN13 9780373786336
Availability 0 units.
More About Angela Hunt
Angela Hunt has written more than 130 books for children and adults, fiction and nonfiction. Read more about her work at www.angelahuntbooks.com.
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Biblical Story Comes Alive! Nov 30, 2008
The story of Joseph as told in the Bible is a familiar one; I've read it many times. So I first thought that this book wouldn't appeal to me. I should have realized that anything Angela Hunt writes is going to be GOOD. She take the biblical account and using her attention to detail, fictionalizes it so that I end up thinking, "Yes, it could have happened like this." It just makes sense!
Her ability to weave in information gathered from what must have been a massive research project, and create twists and turns so that this reader always expects the unexpected. You may ask, "How can there be surprises in a well-known story?" Ah, you'll have to read it to see for yourself.
series Apr 27, 2007
this book (and it's two other books) were the first of the "biblical fiction" series i read. and the story of joseph had already been one of my favorite bible stories. i read all three of these books in a month. and then when i just moved and rediscovered them in a box i reread them and found them to be just as enjoyable as the first.
there is a whole lot of added story line in here and the scripture dosn't interwine as much as i'd have liked but it was all in all a great read. and if you read this series and like it... you will for sure enjoy lynn austins "chronical of the kings" series.
Compelling Biblical fiction with message of faith Apr 5, 2006
Dreamers by Angela Hunt is the fictionalized story of Joseph from the Bible. Hunt is always compelling with her Biblical fiction, but this book [...] in so completely that at times I found myself worrying about what was going to happen next even though I know how the story ends! This is just the first book in a trilogy about Joseph and his family and covers the time from his becoming a slave until shortly before his brothers come from Canaan seeking food. I always viewed Joseph as a paragon of virtue in the Bible. While God chooses some shady characters on occasion to use and make His covenant with (Jacob, Samson, even Abram), Joseph always comes out with a shine. This book really showed a different, but completely realistic, side to Joseph. It's easy to see how pride could overtake him. The level of detail of Egyptian life and culture is wonderful. Hunt has done so much research into history; she truly makes it come alive. The message of Dreamers is trusting in God. Joseph has to learn to rely on the Lord instead of himself and his own abilities and trust that God has a plan in mind for him. Tuya also has to learn to trust the Lord with nothing less than her own heart and know that He works all things for good. I've read reviews cutting down the romance between Joseph and Tuya in the book, but this relationship is handled beautifully with restraint and realistic growth between both characters. Angela Hunt has written another wonderful piece of Biblical fiction that can enlighten the heart.
Fleshes out the Biblical tale Jun 30, 2002
I liked this book because it had more meat than the biblical tale. I know that many of the supporting characters are fictional, but everything taken in context adds so much more depth than we usually read. I thought it was interesting how Joseph, Tuya, Sagira, and the pharaohs all had lives that intertwined at various points.
This book has loves stories, murderous plots, and forgiveness. I liked how the interplay of the different religions came into focus with Tutmosis. It was different, reading about a Pharaoh as a human being.
I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
I won't repeat earlier criticisms but Mar 15, 2002
I'lll add that there are historical and Biblical problems. However what does not seem to be mentioned in other reviews is the strange brief introduction to Egyptian family "history" before the story begins. Over and over I asked "where did she get ideas like this" and had to conclude since her "facts" are not cited or documented in any way that she must be reading Herodotus or some modern pseudo-historical work based on misconceived ideas about the benefits of finding matriarchical, matrilineal, and matrifocal cultures. Aside from the questionable family "history" there is also the fact that the story itself does not make reference to the introduction in almost any way until we get to the plot to kill Pharaoh in the last third of the book. The idea of creating female character who could have contact with Joseph and playing up the competition of religions is very well played out in the story. The plot and characters were interesting enough to keep me reading. It is less "G-rated" than many stories based on the Joseph tale or almost any modern fictional retelling of a society that readily embraced slavery -- still not as accurate as it could be but is our society truly ready for such accuracy?