Abraham was the first man to be a follower of YHWH, “the One God”. He and his wife, Sarah, did whatever YHWH told them, ultimately to become the parents of the monotheistic religions. A childless couple, Sarah, when she was 90 years old, and Abraham at 100, were blessed with the birth of Isaac.In Shattered Faith: The Life of Abraham, Dr. Larry S. Milner takes us to scenes in the closing period in Abraham’s life after experiencing the Akedah, when he was told by YHWH to prepare to sacrifice his beloved Isaac. And it was after this momentous event, Dr. Milner tells us, that Abraham, amazingly, lost faith in YHWH. He points out that shortly after the episode of the Akedah, when it was not Isaac who died, but Sarah, Abraham did the unexpected; he married a pagan woman.
From this point in his life, after the Akedah, Abraham did not have a theophany with YHWH, even though his son Isaac, and grandson Jacob, continued to have contact with the Lord. Jacob, also renamed Israel by YHWH, became father to the Jewish People, “the children of Israel.” As a result of losing contact with YHWH, Abraham did not personally continue to teach monotheism to his descendants.
In this book, Dr. Milner presents Abraham’s story in the format of a play, through dialog. Ideal for teachers and group leaders, this story can easily be presented in a live format for all ages, especially in today’s climate of Covid, when Zoom-style presentations are the norm.
The cast of characters in this story include ABRAHAM, YHWH, SARAH, ISAAC, ISHMAEL, KETURAH, FATIMAH, NEBAIOTH and KEDAR.
- Publisher : Mazo Publishers (February 25, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 148 pages
- Author: Dr. Larry S. Milner
- ISBN-13 : 978-1946124883
- Item Weight : 10.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 6.14 x 0.34 x 9.21 inches