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Bathsheba (#03 in Wives Of King David Series)

Jill Eileen Smith
Bathsheba (#03 in Wives Of King David Series)
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Bathsheba (#03 in Wives Of King David Series)

Jill Eileen Smith

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Can love triumph over treachery?

Bathsheba is a woman who longs for love. With her husband away fighting the king's wars, she battles encroaching loneliness--which makes it all too easy to succumb to the advances of King David. Will one night of unbridled passion destroy everything she holds dear? Can she find forgiveness at the feet of the Almighty? Or has her sin separated her from God 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. You will never read the story of David and Bathsheba the same way again.

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Can love triumph over treachery?

Bathsheba is a woman who longs for love. With her husband away fighting the king's wars, she battles encroaching loneliness--which makes it all too easy to succumb to the advances of King David. Will one night of unbridled passion destroy everything she holds dear? Can she find forgiveness at the feet of the Almighty? Or has her sin separated her from God 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. You will never read the story of David and Bathsheba the same way again.

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Can love triumph over treachery? Bathsheba is a woman who longs for love. With her husband away fighting the king's wars, she battles encroaching loneliness--which makes it all too easy to succumb to the advances of King David. Will one night of unbridled passion destroy everything she holds dear? Can she find forgiveness at the feet of the Almighty? Or has her sin separated her from God 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. You will never read the story of David and Bathsheba the same way again. "Thoroughly engrossing. Jill Eileen Smith receives my highest recommendation as an author of biblical fiction."--Kim Vogel Sawyer, award-winning author of My Heart Remembers " Bathsheba is Jill Eileen Smith's finest work to date. It vividly portrays the devastation caused by selfish passion and betrayal, and the incredible blessing of repentance and restoration through God's grace."--Jill Stengl, award-winning author of Wisconsin Brides "This well-researched and beautifully crafted story will resonate in your heart and mind long after you've read the final page. An excellent read with a message that transcends time."--Judith Miller, author of the Daughters of Amana series Jill Eileen Smith's research into the lives of David's wives has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times. Jill is the author of the bestselling Michal and Abigail and lives with her family in southeast Michigan.
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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.

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Meet the Author

Jill Eileen Smith

Jill Eileen Smith has more than twenty years of writing experience, and her writing has garnered acclaim in several contests. Her research into the lives of David's wives has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times. Jill is the author of the bestselling Michal, and a second volume Abigail, and lives with her family in southeast Michigan.

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One-dimensional, poorly researched and biased
1 stars By Cate Russell-Cole, Nov 16 2015
Jill has obviously carried out extensive research and put her whole heart into this series. I did find David's portayal biased to the negative, mainly egocentric, sex based and one dimensional, though, King David can be very hard to understand unless you have read the Torah, which explains his motivation. I also had issues with all three books as the consistent potrayal of the wives always acting with seething hatred towards each other, I found implausible, biased and also, too harsh. Polygamy in the past was acceptable and good for women, if you study it properly. In the modern day is a very hard path which can so substantial emotional damage to women. You cannot take a three thousand year old story and place in modern motivations and contexts. 

The prayer at the end of the book was a beautiful touch; the use of the Psalms is intriguing, though inaccurate. 

I am sorry this is so negative, but as a David fan and someone with a Jewish background, I found Jill's work to be unfair, poorly written and I really could have done without the kiss and tell approach to his private love life, which bordered too close on inappropriate and was of a calibre, I have never read in another Christian book.

I sincerely wish these books were off the shelves as anyone who does not study their Bible can be badly influenced by them. 
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Bathsheba
5 stars By Narelle Atkins, Nov 21 2012
I really enjoyed Jill Eileen Smith's fictionalised account of Bathsheba's story. The story opens with Bathsheba's struggle to overcome loneliness and disappointment over not providing an heir for her husband, Uriah. Uriah was one of King David's mighty men who was often away at war, and Bathsheba didn't have children to distract her from missing her absent warrior husband. We journey with Bathsheba as she makes choices that will ultimately have devastating and deadly consequences.

We also gain an insight into both King David and Bathsheba's faith and relationship with God. We meet two people who, despite loving the Lord, are human and flawed like the rest of us. I recommend this book to those looking for a fascinating and insightful Biblical fiction story.
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  • Catalogue Code 311881
  • Product Code 9780800733223
  • ISBN 0800733223
  • EAN 9780800733223
  • Pages 352
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category Romance
  • Publisher Baker Book House Fiction
  • Publication Date Mar 2011
  • Sales Rank #56813
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 23 mm
  • Weight 0.369kg

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