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Dorr, Roberta Kells

Works: 15 works in 56 publications in 3 languages and 1,681 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Religious fiction  Biographical fiction  Christian fiction  Romance fiction  History  Historical fiction  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3554.O694, 813.54
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Publications about Roberta Kells Dorr
Publications by Roberta Kells Dorr
Most widely held works about Roberta Kells Dorr
  • Alice by Roberta Kells Dorr( Book )
Most widely held works by Roberta Kells Dorr
Solomon's song : a novel by Roberta Kells Dorr( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 470 libraries worldwide
"The sadness and the tenderness of life are felt so acutely in the presence of beauty, and love is revealed more in our sorrow than in our joy.-Solomon, from Solomon's Song. The wisest of all kings, beloved son of King David and his wife Bathsheba, builder of a prosperous empire, lover to many wives and concubines-King Solomon was once merely a son of David with no guarantee of ever taking the throne. On the cusp of adulthood, with no direction in life, Solomon found himself infatuated ... in love with a lowly shepherdess, a young maiden chosen for his father to serve David in his later years. Overhead clouds ceased to discharge life-giving rain, and the anxious people looked to King David for relief from the famine. In their weakness they turned from Yahweh and sacrificed to foreign gods. But the David's eldest son, Adonijah had a plan, one that could cost the Benjamites their lives. Revenge. Solomon was still Bathsheba's eldest son and with it came certain family expectations. His mother wanted nothing less than the throne for her eldest living son. He must marry a princess first, and then he can marry any common woman he desired. Solomon struggled against family expectations and his chief rival, his own brother, Adonijah; he fought against the most disappointing aspect of his quest to become ruler. 'Love is nothing, when pitted against strength and power.'"--
The Queen of Sheba : a novel by Roberta Kells Dorr( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 357 libraries worldwide
Abraham & Sarah, the long journey by Roberta Kells Dorr( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
David and Bathsheba by Roberta Kells Dorr( Book )
12 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 149 libraries worldwide
Richly coloured with details of Biblical Israel - from the everyday way of life to the Jewish religion. Dorr brilliantly merges reality with folklore as she tells the story of two great characters of this era. The book starts out with Bathsheba as a young girl and David as a strong willed rebellious military leader. It tells of the way they met and follows them all the way through their difficulties
Bathsheba : the love story that changed history by Roberta Kells Dorr( Book )
5 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Honored by Roberta Kells Dorr( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
In this warm, personal story-rich in cultural details--Luke meets Mary, the mother of Jesus, and learns of Jesus' life and ministry through her memories
Abraham and Sarah by Roberta Kells Dorr( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
"A splendid exploration of faith against great odds and love that endures years of disappointment. Abraham and Sarah is a masterful historical drama from the moment that Abraham strides into the pagan temple to rescue Sarah. The couple set out in search of the blessings God had promised: abundant fertile land and decedents more plentiful than the stars. But years of wandering bring the couple to Egypt where once again Abraham convinces Sarah that as sister and brother surely they will pass safely through the territory. But Pharaoh takes Sarah into his harem where she befriends Pharaoh's daughter, Hagar. Together the three are ordered to leave. Years of barrenness have embittered Sarah and she hatches a plan: Hagar must become the vessel for the child God has promised. Ishmael is born to Hagar and so is jealousy born in Sarah's heart. But God had a plan and He was right all along. This miracle unfolds with Historical authenticity leaving the reader with a better understanding of the ancient world and the life-changing faith of Abraham and Sarah"--
The sons of Isaac by Roberta Kells Dorr( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
"You will live the grand story of the descendants of Abraham in this capstone of the Roberta Kells Dorr biblical fiction series. This work is a new, previously unpublished title, of Abraham's descendants featuring Isaac's sons, Jacob and Esau, told with the same critical eye and careful study Dorr is known for. In it, faith keeps Abraham from accepting the king's daughter as a wife for Isaac, but fear almost keeps Rebekah from leaving her home to become Isaac's spouse. When God tells Rebekah that she will bear Isaac twin sons and the youngest will serve the older, Jacob is skeptical. But that revelation will mark the lives of Jacob and Esau and influence generations to come. This tale of family love, greed, jealousy, hope, manipulation, stubbornness, idol worship, famine, and faith in the one God, Elohim, is taken from the pages of biblical history but sounds like a headline from today's magazines. It ends much like it begins, when Jacob blesses two of his grandsons, Manasseh and Ephraim, saying that the younger will become greater than the older, a theme that is seen throughout The Sons of Isaac."--
Shulamit by Roberta Kells Dorr( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Sarah by Roberta Kells Dorr( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
The love story that changed history : Bathsheba by Roberta Kells Dorr( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Because it was something of value : they were ready to sacrifice everything to preserve it by Roberta Kells Dorr( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Guideposts condensed books ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Dorr, Roberta K.
Dorr, Roberta K. (Roberta Kells)
ドア, ロバータ・ケルズ
English (50)
Japanese (3)
Spanish (1)
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