Not by Sight: a novel of the patriarchs
Beloved. Betrayed. Despised. Exalted.
What could make a man turn to God when every event in his life screams that God has turned his back on him?
Joseph, the eleventh son of the patriarch Jacob, had his father’s favor, and that was his downfall. Sold into Egypt by his enraged and jealous brothers, Joseph is left with nothing to cling to except the stories of his father’s God, a seemingly remote and unreachable figure.
Faith may prove futile, but Joseph is desperate – for the very hate that enslaved his brothers has begun to overtake him.
PRAISE for Not by Sight!
“My image of many biblical figures is rooted in the old Sunday school flannelgraph. There, I said it. But not anymore. Not after reading Elizabeth Jacobson’s debut novel, Not by Sight. Her dramatization of Joseph’s life—and his faith journey—was both compelling and entertaining. I was captivated by this novel. I feel like I have a better understanding of Joseph and why he did the things he did. He is far more complex than the flannelgraph I’d imagined.” – Hallie Lee, author of The Shady Gully Series
“Elizabeth Jacobson presents a thoroughly researched and deeply immersive story. Although this is a tale we all know well, Elizabeth brings it alive. I appreciated her attention to Biblical accuracy, which is one of my sticking points with a lot of Biblical fiction. Not by Sight stays true to the details we have in the Bible, while expanding it to explore the emotional struggles and spiritual growth of Joseph and his family.” – Milla Holt, author of the Seasons of Faith series