Barbara Johnson Witcher Announces Release of ‘Heirs of Abraham’

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New novel takes inspiration from Book of Genesis to recount Abraham’s family saga and its lasting effects.

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In her new novel, “Heirs of Abraham” (published by WestBow Press), Barbara Johnson Witcher blends historical and biblical fact to show how one man’s actions caused the world to turn out the way it did.

Stretching over 4,000 years and encompassing the entire Middle East, “Heirs of Abraham” follows the lives of the biblical nomad Abraham and his two sons, Ishmael, born to an Egyptian slave named Hagar, who is the forefather of the Arabs, and Isaac, born to Abraham’s wife, Sarah, who is the foundation of the Jewish people.

Abraham struggles with faith, power, love and cowardice, and brothers Ishmael and Isaac are pitted against one another in a battle for Israel’s land that will last thousands of years. The book also focuses on the jealousy between Sarah and Hagar, who both loved Abraham and hated one another fiercely, a contentious relationship that has fanned the flames of war in their descendants for centuries.

Ultimately, “Heirs of Abraham” seeks to show how the actions of real people had a lasting effect on today’s world. Witcher explains that her story helps readers “understand the real reason why there will never be peace in the Middle East due to fighting over ownership of the land of Israel.”

“Heirs of Abraham”
By Barbara Johnson Witcher
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 260 pages | ISBN 9781490805528
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 260 pages | ISBN 9781490805511
E-Book | ISBN 9781490805504
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Barbara Johnson Witcher is retired from business and broadcasting and is an inspirational speaker and Bible teacher. She lives in Mission Viejo, Calif., and enjoys spending time with her three children, 12 grandchildren and four pets. Witcher is also the author of “Part-Time Jobs for Full-Time Mothers,” “Create the Job You Love and Make Plenty of Money” and “The Christmas Chapel.”

WestBow Press is a strategic self-publishing alliance between HarperCollins Christian Publishing and Author Solutions, LLC — the world leader in indie book publishing. Titles published through WestBow Press are evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication through Thomas Nelson and Zondervan. For more information, visit or call (866)-928-1240. For WestBow Press news, click “Like” at and follow @westbowpress on Twitter.

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