Shem, Son of Noah
15-year-old Shem lives a carefree existence with his younger brothers Ham and Japeth, but the boys’ idyllic lifestyle ends abruptly when God commands Noah to build the Ark. The family’s life becomes one of turmoil as they face the seemingly insurmountable obstacles before them, but their love for each other and faith in their God gives them strength and sees them through. More
15-year-old Shem enjoys a carefree existence, along with his younger brothers Ham and Japeth. The boys work hard, and Shem’s free time is spent with his loyal dog, roughhousing with his brothers, and fishing. But, more than anything, he loves visiting his great-grandfather Methuselah. Shem is devoted to his Gramps, and, along with his cousin Reccah and Methuselah’s other great-grandchildren, can sit for hours listening to the old man’s stories of their descendants. Also, it doesn’t hurt that Reccah is becoming a lovely young woman, with blue eyes that shine with a special light in them just for Shem. One fateful night, Shem’s idyllic lifestyle comes to an abrupt end when Noah tells his family God has commanded him to build an ark for a great flood to come.
Suddenly, Shem and his family find their lives in turmoil as they prepare for the great task at hand. They will face ridicule, heartbreak, and even danger, as they undertake arduous journeys, learn the craft of shipbuilding, and begin the daunting task God has set before them. The author gives a captivating and realistic account of how the ark might have been constructed, and chronicles the family’s struggles, triumphs, and joys throughout. Along with his delightful illustrations, Don Alexander has created a mesmerizing story about family love and loyalty, adventure, romance, grief, and humor, but most of all, about the power of faith.
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