A Novel

Book - 2011
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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.

Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780800733223
Characteristics: 346 pages ; 22 cm.


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ambrosianyc Sep 27, 2014

I liked this book because it gave insight on the relationship between David and Bathsheba without putting too mutch judgement on the lap of Bathsheba. It could use some juice intimate scenes but overall it was good

Feb 01, 2013

I've always wondered how this story would have played out, wondering how Bathsheba felt about her first husband, wondering if she had any choice in the matter, etc. I felt the author did an amazing job of writing this story and capturing interest, even though most of us know the outcome.

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