by Mary Keith Boyack
Digital Legend Press
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About the Book: In this interesting and imaginative novel, Mary Keith Boyack explored the biblical story of Joseph. In her narrative, the author reconstructs many of the details and reveals characters that are only hinted at in the biblical version. Boyack will cause the reader to contemplate Joseph's triumph over almost insurmountable challenges, and will lead to a greater appreciation of the patriarch Joseph as our spiritual forefather.
About the Author: Mary Keith Boyack raised her family in Los Angeles, California, attended University of Southern California and Los Angeles City College. She has always loved music, storytelling, and gardening. She is published in five books of poetry and has written fifteen children's stories. The Coat and The Crown is her first novel with more in the offing.
Kay's Kritique: I enjoy a good novel that takes a scriptural character and "fills in the gaps" of their life, making them into a person you can relate to and connect to. Mary Keith Boyack has done a wonderful job bringing Joseph to life in The Coat and the Crown. She has gathered all the tidbits of history about Joseph from the Bible, Apocryphal writings and insights from scholars. Then she has woven a fascinating story of the struggles and triumphs of this great prophet of the Old Testament and heir of the Covenant - showing a loving Father in Heaven who is always there and uses all our mortal experiences to our benefit and His.
One of my favorite quotes from the book is:
"Joseph your God sent you to save Egypt. He won't mind if you do it wearing a crown."
Other Reader Reviews:
"The author bring Joseph to life in the retelling of his story, and the reader will sorrow with Joseph as he experiences betrayal and is parted from his family; will thrill as he successfully navigates the intrigues of Potiphar's house and Pharaoh's court; will warm to the cortship of his beloved Asenath and the birth of his sons; and will rejoice as Joseph's faith ultimately triumphs over despair."
David R. Seely
Professor of Ancient Scripture
Dead Sea Scrolls Committee Member
"Boyack has artfully removed my ponderings and replaced them with vivid portraits."
Actor, Director, Film Producer