Wednesday, March 5, 2014

“Faith Joseph's Story “ by Sandra Lea Hardage

Sandra Hardage/ FAITH Joseph's Story
ISBN: 978-1-4627-2783-4(sc) |List Price: $14.99 |Format: Softcover | Page Count: 206

ISBN: 978-1-4627-2785-8 (hc) |List Price: $33.95 |Format: Hardcover | Page Count: 206

ISBN: 978-1-462-72784-1 (e) |List Price: $3.99 | Format; E-Book | Page Count: 206

Faith Joseph's Story

At the age of seventeen, Joseph, the favorite son of Jacob, faces the wrath of jealousy, hatred, and deceit from his own brothers. He is thrust into a world of slavery, lust, and power. Joseph experiences a culture so different from his own that he must adapt quickly just to survive. He learns to trust in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and be content in the difficult circumstances that challenge him far too often.

Narrated by Joseph himself, FAITH Joseph’s Story communicates the power of this young man’s faith-faith that began in the midst of a plot to murder him and ends with his rise to power in Egypt. It show the perseverance one must find to overcome the negative experiences that happen in life, and it provides a testament to the importance of placing complete faith and trust in God.

With Bible study materials and a leader’s guide included, FAITH-Joseph’s Story is not only a novel from Joseph’s perspective but also a Bible Study in God’s Word and is written for the individual or small group study.


Author BIO:Sandra Hardage considers Jesus Christ her Savior and her family including husband, children and grandchildren the chief blessings in her life. She has been married to her husband Jim for forty-four years, has three grown children with Christian spouses and eight grandchildren between the ages of two to fifteen.

From the age of ten, God began to stir a desire in Sandra’s heart to become a teacher.  She did in fact fulfill that desire and has worked in education all her life. Positions she held in pursuit of teaching include: public school teacher, coordinator of a televised GED-ONTV program, coordinator of an Adult Education Learning Center, coordinator of Technology, Distance Learning and Media for an education cooperative, Sunday School teacher, Bible study leader, associational women’s ministry director and online Bible teacher.

During years as Sunday school teacher, the Lord placed on her heart the sensitivity for the feelings of Biblical characters. As a result, she began writing stories of God’s people.  After retiring, the Lord placed Joseph on her heart and over a four and a half years period, she wrote FAITH Joseph’s Story, a novel and Bible Study.

Sandra holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Masters of Science in Education degrees and has taken many courses along the way to hone the skills needed for the jobs that God placed in her path including computers, web design, distance learning, curriculum and much more. She feels that every area in teaching and learning were inpreparation for her current role as creator and founder of the online ministry: My Journey of Faith.

The ministries website is a gathering place for encouraging Christians women in their daily journey of life. It is her desire for this ministry to be used by God to encourage Christians and uplift the name of Jesus Christ by sharing stories through CWA Radio, My Journey of Faith magazine, Bible studies, blogs and more.

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You can purchase FAITH Joseph's Story on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

“Faith Joseph's Story “ by Sandra Lea Hardage  is a five star Novel and Bible Study Book.

As the title says this is Joseph’s story. While reading this book I felt like I was hearing Joseph telling his story in his own words. I have studied Joseph’s life before but this was really great, getting Joseph’s point of view. Included in this novel was how Joseph put some of the blame of his brother’s jealously on himself because of his pride.

Joseph also tells how everything that happened to him, from being put into the pit and sold into slavery to being second in command in Egypt and everything in between , was used by God to save lives and his family.

This book is for anyone that wants to understand Joseph’s life and learn how to  overcome negative experiences that happen in life , and to put complete faith in God and His divine plan.

When I asked to review this book, I thought it was just a novel but when I received it and found it to be a novel and a book study I was excited. This book is divided into two sections, the story and then the Bible Study. 

How to become a Christian is explained after the novel and before the Bible study.

I haven’t really started the Bible story yet, ( just glimpsed through it) but it looks like it will be quite enjoyable. It seems to go back to Abraham and the person doing the study will get a good insight into Joseph’s whole family background. I cannot wait to get started on this study.  I am sure whoever studies this particular study will learn more and be able to “Trust “ that God knows what He is doing!

Before, I close this review I want to include a direct quote from the book, page 66, that really struck a chord within my heart “The sin that had dwelt in each brother’s heart would require a personal encounter with YHWH. I could offer forgiveness, but unless they made it right with the God who created them, all the jealously, bitterness, guilt, and pain would remain within them the rest of their lives”.  Isn’t that true, we have to make things right with God ourselves or we will have all these things within us too! 

I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.


  1. Love this review Debbie! I need to put this book on my wish list. I know I will love it!

    Judy B

  2. Judy, the novel part was great, it really seems like Joseph was talking