Monday, November 30, 2015

New Release: Bathsheba

Book Title: Bathsheba
Author: Angela Hunt
Publication Date: August 25, 2015
Publisher: Bethany House

Description:
One of Ancient Israel's Most Famous Women--
As You've Never Looked at Her Before


One of the Bible's most misunderstood and misjudged women, Bathsheba comes to life in this new biblical reimagining from Angela Hunt. Combining historical facts with detailed fiction, this is an eye-opening portrait that will have you reconsidering everything you thought you knew about her.

After receiving God's promise of a lifelong reign and an eternal dynasty, King David forces himself on Bathsheba, a loyal soldier's wife. When her resulting pregnancy forces the king to murder her husband and add her to his harem, Bathsheba struggles to protect her son while dealing with the effects of a dark prophecy and deadly curse on the king's household.


My Review:
The story of David and Bathsheba is pretty well known to everyone. I thought I knew the story almost by heart but reading Angela Hunt's, Bathsheba made me realize how little I really knew about it. What I love most about Hunt's books is the way she sticks to the truth. I learned so many new details about Bathsheba that I hadn't known before but they weren't just made up.

Reading this book made me look at the story of David and Bathsheba in a whole new light. Actually, it made me look at a bunch of things differently. Like why Absalom, and the rest of David's children, turned out the way they did, what life in the palace might have really been like, how it must have felt being one of David's many wives,..

The scenes were well-written and full of vivid detail. The plot was enthralling, you couldn't just stop with one chapter. Every aspect of this book was great...definitely a thumbs-up in my opinion.

My Rating:⭐⭐⭐⭐
Note: I received this book through NetGalley. http://netgalley.

3 comments :

  1. Thank you for the kind review! I'm so glad you enjoyed Bathsheba. Delilah is coming next! --Angie

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    1. I can't wait! :)Thanks for stopping by!

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