Book Review: When Abraham Killed Isaac

Though I was very intrigued by the premise of this book, I never imagined that I would find it so addictive. I just couldn’t put it down and ended up devouring it in a few hours.

The author masterfully and with wit and humor, untangles the mysterious contradictions of the first five chapters of the Bible. We start by learning that Abraham was not meant to be the Patriarch of the three religions that bear his name (The Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam) and did indeed kill Isaac. He also walks us through my personal favorite stories, those of Joseph and Moses in Egypt.

Whether you are Jewish, Christian or Muslim or simply have an interest in Bible studies, I can’t recommend this book enough.

Thanks to Modern Scriptures and #netgalley for my free copy.

Author: Carla Hafez

Reader of mostly literary fiction and own-voices fiction. Latina. Feminist. Amateur reviewer. Opinionated. Unapologetically progressive. Mom. Wife. Believer.

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