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Monday, April 21, 2014

Bathsheba

Title: Bathsheba

Author: Jill Elieen Smith

What's it About: This is a fictional depiction of the story of Bathsheba and David. It covers her life before David, the sin that unites them, and their life and love all the way until Solomon becomes king over Israel.

My Rating out of 5 stars: 5 Stars. I loved this book. This is book number three in the series David's Wives. I read Michal back in college and Abigail over a year ago. I don't know why it took me so long to finally buy this book and read it but it was definitely worth it. Jill Eileen Smith is an incredible author, she keeps these stories as Biblically and Historically sound as possible. Women are rarely mentioned in the Bible and even then their stories are kept to the minimum. This was the culture back then, women were not the way we are today. It drives me crazy when an author or movie writer makes women from Biblical times more like an American woman of today. Smith keeps these stories so sound, while you're reading these stories you think it really could have been this way! This is definitely solid Biblical fiction, and a well written love story on top of that!

I do own the paperback version of this entire series if you would like to borrow. 

The picture as always is a link to Amazon where you can purchase the book if you like!

3 comments:

Jennifer Koczan said...

Women are mentioned in the Bible all of the time. As a matter of fact, women play a huge role. Maybe you should obtain some guidance or read more closely...

Breenah A said...

@Jennifer I'm sure there's a better way you could have said that. Also, I don't think you understood what Darci meant.

DarchiJo said...

Women are minor characters is mainly what I meant and their stories are always short and details kept to minimum. I happen to have a Biblical degree. I was merely pointing out that it is fun to read stories that could easily be true, that bring these names briefly mentioned to life. Even Queen Esther who has her own book in the Bible on has 10 chapters and a lot of those details are about the men in her story. Michal gets 29 verses spread over three different books. Bathsheba by name is mentioned 13 times. Women by name mentioned in the Bible is a much smaller percentage than men mentioned by name in the Bible. That is really all I was saying. If a woman was mentioned then she must have been important. Which is why this author chose to expand a few of their stories.