The Story of Hagar
Hagar, a royal princess of Egypt, became a handmaid in the first Hebrew tribe. How did that happen? And how does that change the way we think about her? Growing up as a royal in ancient Egypt, Hagar would have lived in an opulent court full of privilege and power where boys and girls received formal and equal educations. She would have become an accomplished, refined, and cultured young woman. Instead, her life turned a different course.
The Story of Hagar by KD Holmberg.
Coming in 2019.
More Than a Handmaid
More Than a Handmaid tells the story of three women in the first Hebrew tribe, each embarking on their own journey toward freedom, survival, and a place to call home. Willing to fight for what belongs to them, they are all led down a dangerous path of their own making.
Hagar paid a staggering price to follow the Hebrew God. Once a princess, now a handmaid, she quietly conforms to the ways of the nomads. Until she gives birth the patriarch’s first heir and becomes difficult to live with. Sent into the desert with her son to die, she struggles to find a way to not only survive but thrive.
Idit is stoic about living as a nomad but wants something permanent. She happily follows her husband, Lot, to the city of Sodom where she looks forward to a settled home. But Sodom is not as she hoped, and she finds her life, and the life of her family in great peril.
Sarai is barren and tired of waiting on the promises of God. She uses Hagar as a surrogate to provide an heir for her husband, Abram and finds herself embroiled in a fateful, contentious love triangle. Sarai doesn’t know it, but God has not forgotten about her after all.