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A Passionate Hope, Hannah's Story

By Jill Eileen Smith

Description:

Hannah and her husband, Elkanah, share a deep and abiding love, for each other, for their God, and for his tabernacle at Shiloh. Greatly disturbed by the corruption of the priests, they long for restoration and pray for a deliverer. But nothing changes as the years pass. Years that also reveal Hannah to be barren.

Pressured by his family to take another wife, Elkanah marries Peninnah, who quickly begins to bear children. Disgraced and taunted by her husband's new wife, Hannah turns again to prayers that seem doomed to go unanswered. Do her devotion and kindness in the face of Peninnah's cruelty count for nothing? Why does God remain silent and indifferent to her pleas?

Book Takeaway:

God can do the impossible, but sometimes He waits for us to be willing to let Him.

Why the author wrote this book:

To explore Hannah's life and what led her to pray such an audacious, trusting prayer for her child.

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