BATHSHEBA

JILL EILEEN SMITH

Product Description

Bathsheba is a woman who longs for love. With her devout husband away fighting the king’s wars for many months at a time, discontent and loneliness dog her steps–and make it frighteningly easy to succumb to King David’s charm and attention. Though she immediately regrets her involvement with the powerful king, the pieces are set in motion that will destroy everything she holds dear. Can she find forgiveness at the feet of the Almighty? Or has her sin separated her from God–and David–forever?With a historian’s sharp eye for detail and a novelist’s creative spirit, Jill Eileen Smith brings to life the passionate and emotional story of David’s most famous–and infamous–wife. Smith uses her gentle hand to draw out the humanity in her characters, allowing readers to see themselves in the three-dimensional lives and minds of people who are often viewed in starkly moralistic terms. You will never read the story of David and Bathsheba in the same way again.

SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM THE PUBLISHER AND DOES NOT EFFECT THIS REVIEW!

MY THOUGHTS:

BATHSHEBA by Jill Eileen Smith is an amazing Biblical fiction set 994 BC Jerusalem. It is the third in her “The Wives of King David”,but can be read as a stand alone. Book one, “Michal”,Book two, “Abigail”.It is written in narrative style with great attention to details and Biblical facts. It is heartwarming story of sin,redemption,love,treachery,triumph and forgiveness. This is an emotional and piognant story of Bathsheba and King David. It shows Bathsheba’s anger,and her emotional conflict for what they done. In those days adultery was punished by stoning.Bathsheba would have been in grace danger,also her childrend. David’s guilt and grief lead him to write the wonderful Psalms,we all know today.This story is a good example of God’s beauty,love,grace and his forgiveness. If you enjoy learning more on Biblical characters than this is definite the series to read, of King David and his wives.The struggles and truimphs Bathsheba goes through are amazing and shows her heart. It re-enforces the fact that God can do all.He can make joy from mourning,beauty from ashes and give uncondiitional love,joy,peace and foregiveness. King David is one of my favorite stories of the Bible.I would recommend this story.This book was received for the purpose of review from the publisher and details can be found at Revell,a division of Baker Publishing Group.

 RATING: 4.5
REVIEWED BY: April Renn

 

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