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North Hollywood, California – Abraham, the patriarch of three religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – is the focal point of “Abraham, the Dreamer: An Erotic and Sacred Love Story,” by Rolf Gompertz, a Jewish writer and novelist. The fast-paced, provocative, biblical novel explores the turbulent love triangle involving Abraham, his emotionally distant wife, Sarah, and her handmaid, Hagar, “the other woman,” who is assigned to give Abraham a son and becomes the love of his life. The print-on-demand, paperback book may be browsed online and purchased direct from the publisher at http://www.iUniverse.com or toll-free at 1/877/823-9235. It is also available from any neighborhood bookstore (ISBN 0-595-17697-6, 260 pages, $14.95) or from http://www.amamzon.com . Ingram Books is the wholesaler.
The troubled love triangle culminates with Abraham’s near-fatal sacrifice of Isaac, the son born finally to the childless Sarah. The book, about the “First Family” of Jews, Christians and Muslims, offers an unconventional interpretation of the biblical story, with Sarah portrayed as a high priestess in service to Inanna, the Sumerian goddess of Love and War, while Abraham responds to the call of a new, single, invisible God. The story is set against the pagan practices of the times, including Canaanite Moloch-worship, with its child sacrifices, and the erotic Sacred Marriage Rite performed by Sarah in Sumer, Egypt and Canaan. (Note: This novel contains sexually explicit material.)
The book has received high praise from religious and lay leaders. “…A powerful, modern midrash (commentary) on the life of Abraham, giving it a contemporary ring …The Biblical characters come alive and become very human. It has been meticulously researched and bears the mark of a master storyteller” -- Rabbi Moshe J. Rothblum of Adat Ari El, a Conservative synagogue in North Hollywood, CA “…Simply stunningly brilliant and plausible, in every way…A lovely, powerful and important book.” --Rev. Alla Renée Bozarth, Ph.D., Episcopal priest, Sandy, Oregon, author of “The Book of Bliss” and “At the Foot of the Mountain.”
Gompertz is the author of seven previous books, including his acclaimed biblical novel, “My Jewish Brother Jesus,” written from a Jewish point of view. Gompertz and his parents came to America in 1939, as refugees from Nazi Germany. He has his B.A. and M.A. degrees in English from UCLA. He was on staff with NBC and teaches at UCLA Extension. He created, produced, wrote and hosted a local TV series, “ADAT ARI EL PRESENTS: Journeys into Judaism.” He and his wife, Carol, live in North Hollywood, California. They have three adult children and four grandchildren.
Rolf Gompertz is the author of eight books, including, “Abraham, The Dreamer/An Erotic and Sacred Love Story,” a biblical paperback novel about the turbulent relationship between Abraham, his wife, Sarah, and “the other woman,” Hagar. It may be browsed and ordered online at www.iUniverse.com, at www.amazon.com or ordered from any bookstore or at iUniverse’s toll free number 1/877/823-9235. Author contact: mailto firstname.lastname@example.org