In a Land of Dreams : The Story of Joseph the Egyptian
The colors of Joseph's dreams were more resplendent than the coat his father gave him at seventeen. It was the last year he would live in Canaan. The next ninety-three would be spent in Egypt, a land of dreams. Sold by his brothers into slavery, Joseph also serves an unjust three years in prison for a crime he did not commit. When he meets Pharaoh's butler and baker, his life begins to change, and he is released and enters a whole new world in which dreams do come true. Through his divine gift, Joseph interprets Pharaoh's dreams and reveals a plan to save Egypt from the troubled years Joseph sees coming. Rewarded by Pharaoh, Joseph's dreams as a teenager come true. He is given a new name, and the position of Vizier, making him the second most powerful man in the land. People will bow before him as he predicted. Love enters Joseph's life when Lady Asenath, beautiful daughter of the high priest of Awen, is given to him as his wife. She feels this Asiatic from the north country is beneath her, and Joseph must use all of his gifts to win her affection and love. Based upon research, the author paints a compelling panorama of Egyptian society, and draws us into Joseph's world. The ancient story has much to teach us today about faith and forgiveness, and perhaps how to live in a world that threatens to overpower our attempts to live above it.
- Paperback | 222 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 14.22mm | 394.62g
- 21 Jul 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations