Bathsheba: Reluctant Beauty

  • Title: Bathsheba: Reluctant Beauty
  • Author: Angela Elwell Hunt
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  • Page: 174
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  • [PDF] Read ✓ Bathsheba: Reluctant Beauty : by Angela Elwell Hunt - Bathsheba: Reluctant Beauty, Bathsheba Reluctant Beauty After sending his army to besiege another king s capital 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
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    Bathsheba: Reluctant Beauty

    About Angela Elwell Hunt


    1. Christy Award winner Angela Hunt writes for readers who have learned to expect the unexpected in novels from this versatile author With over three million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is the best selling author of than 100 works ranging from picture books The Tale of Three Trees to novels.Now that her two children have reached their thirties, Angie and her husband live in Florida with Very Big Dogs a direct result of watching Turner and Hooch and Sandlot too many times This affinity for mastiffs has not been without its rewards one of their dogs was featured on Live with Regis and Kelly as the second largest canine in America Their dog received this dubious honor after an all expenses paid trip to Manhattan for the dog and the Hunts, complete with VIP air travel and a stretch limo in which they toured New York City.Afterward, the dog gave out pawtographs at the airport.Angela admits to being fascinated by animals, medicine, psychology, unexplained phenomena, and just about everything except sports Books, she says, have always shaped her life in the fifth grade she learned how to flirt from reading Gone with the Wind.Her books have won the coveted Christy Award, several Angel Awards from Excellence in Media, and the Gold and Silver Medallions from Foreword Magazine s Book of the Year Award In 2007, her novel The Note was featured as a Christmas movie on the Hallmark channel Romantic Times Book Club presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.In 2006, Angela completed her Master of Biblical Studies in Theology degree and completed her second doctorate in 2015 When she s not home reading or writing, Angie often travels to teach writing workshops at schools and writers conferences And to talk about her dogs, of course.


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    1. The second book in a series about women in the Bible, Bathsheba s story was not a disappointment It s once again clear that the author has done her research I felt like I was transported back in time.This story made Bathsheba s character relatable, David seem human which I assure you, he was , and Uriah s tragic fate that much tangible Hunt did a fantastic job on making this real life events come alive for us today.I highly recommend this series for lovers of Biblical Fiction I ll be keeping [...]

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    2. SUMMARY 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 husban [...]

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    3. I m careful about what biblical fiction I pick up I ve read many novelizations of Bible characters and found most of them inaccurate in glaring ways Yes, we ll never know the full story, just what s been given to us but if you don t follow what s obvious from the Bible, what s the point However, because of the author, I requested this book to review and I don t regret it Hunt has clearly done her research It was fascinating to get into the culture and read the story I ve heard so many times Whil [...]

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    4. I was really quite disappointed with this book I hadn t read any books by Angela Hunt before and so when Bathsheba came up for review,I was interested in reading it And indeed the cover is beautiful besides the unrealistic amount of makeup But this book was unfortunately, not a favourite for me There were several parts that I had to skip because they were really inappropriate it would make a person blush, truly I don t think that is necessary at all to have it in any book, but especially Biblica [...]

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    5. David and Bathsheba are the two most pivotal characters in the Bible Being raised as a Christian, often I heard of the sin of David and how it is easy to fall into adultery Even though that David was a man after God s heart, it was very easy for him to trust his willpower and not God grace to empower Him Although this book was about Bathsheba and her transgressions, I felt that Nathan was unnecessary for the most part Why are the readers knowing about how he felt about his love ones Why are we n [...]

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    6. What do you know about Bathsheba from the Bible Well, I didn t remember much just that David risked everything to have her as his wife And that she was the mother of Solomon, Israel s wisest king Most people think of David as the main character in the David and Bathsheba story Many think of Bathsheba as a hussy or perhaps a pawn in the king s hand But Angela Hunt shows us a different perspective She tells the story from the point of view of Bathsheba and of Nathan, the prophet who publicly conde [...]

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    7. The Bible tells us in 2 Samuel 11, David saw from the roof a woman bathing and the woman was very beautiful David sent messengers and took her, Did you catch it, the 4 letter word that indicates how the king, the most powerful man in the kingdom of Israel, coveted and took Angela Hunt did and before it s through this tale may clear Bathsheba of her long held title seductress.Tampering with the reputation of David a man after God s own heart could have gone terribly sideways for Angela Hunt, but [...]

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    8. Bathsheba Reluctant BeautyI always start a Biblical fiction novel with a little hesitation I have my own ideas about Bible characters that have been formed over many years When I read Biblical fiction, I want a fresh idea of the character but a true account of the story Angela Hunt has done both with this story of Bathsheba I have read several novelizations of the David and Bathsheba story and this is definitely my favorite The characters were so real and flawed She captured the time period so w [...]

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    9. The story of David and Bathsheba is arguably one of the Bible s most notorious tales It has all the trappings of a contemporary soap opera love and lust, secrets and murder And all of this drama stems from the unlikeliest of sources the man after God s own heart 1 Samuel 13 14, Acts 13 22 , the shepherd boy turned king, David To believers David is often viewed as an unassailable paragon of virtue, one incapable of willfully being led astray by another man s wife And so setting aside any other po [...]

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    10. takes slow breath I know the Bible story The story is centered around David, how he succumbed to lust and did horrible things because of it Bathsheba is barely a character, she s there for David to have sex with and to bear the child that dies We never get her side of the story, whether she came to David willingly or because one didn t disobey the king, her reaction to the death of her husband and her unnamed son, her life as one of David s harem all through the rise and fall of his kingship All [...]

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    11. I ve often said that I normally give Biblical fiction a wide berth, but if it s written by Angela Hunt, I know it is steeped in research and Biblical truth The first of her Dangerous Beauty novels, Esther Royal Beauty, captivated me, and I was intrigued by the concept of tob beauty as Angela Hunt explained it when I interviewed her last summer This new novel is just as compelling Much of the story of David and Bathsheba in the Bible focuses on David, and Hunt s portrayal of Bathsheba s persepect [...]

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    12. This is the second in the Dangerous Beauty Series from Angela Elwell Hunt and she just keeps getting better This is the story of another ravishing beauty from the Bible, Bathsheba As with Ms Hunt s previous novel, Esther, it once again proves that beauty can be both a blessing and a curse Ms Hunt has done an outstanding job bringing the story of David and Bathsheba to life Although she has followed the Old Testament story of these two, she fills in the details of how their life could have been b [...]

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    13. Well this was a rip roaring reading experience for me Other than The Red Tent this is new foray into biblical fiction Irony, of course, because I believe the bible is fiction so it all meshes together nicely So the author gets all the freedoms from me for artistic license To her credit shle has done quite a bit of research work lining up her story with the bible.The portrayal of Nathan the prophet is realistic As is David As is Bathsheba.Here s a spoiler alert All men, real or imaginary, like se [...]

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    14. What a beautiful retelling of the biblical story of Bathsheba It is remarkable how much research and love went into writing this book Kudos to Angela Hunt for the care she puts into her craft History, imbued with the author s imagination, binds this story into a powerful, emotive, and memorable novel When pleasant days are hard to find, pull out your memories and live in them until happiness returns Quote from the bookBathsheba Reluctant Beauty is the second book in the three part novel series, [...]

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    15. Most everyone knows about the story of Bathsheba and David It is one of the most scandalous moments in the reign of King David Yet, it is also a story of repentance, forgiveness, and redemption It is a story that shows God s love for us Yet there has been a controversy as to whether Bathsheba was a willing participant or a victim In this retelling, Bathsheba is a victim, and it is a journey of forgiveness Bathsheba did not have it easy in this novel It was prophesied in the beginning that she wo [...]

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    16. I have long loved the story of David and Bathsheba, not because the story in and of itself is necessarily inspiring In fact, reading through Angela Hunt s Bathsheba , I was reminded of the tragedy of the story, and that a man charged with tending to Israel as God s beloved engaged in adultery and murder However, I just find it so amazing that God includes the stories of people in the Bible who mess up so royally, and yet are forgiven and loved by God, such as is the case here Hunt does a marvell [...]

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    17. Bathsheba is Biblical fiction The author clearly spent a lot of time researching the biblical text and learning about the culture behind the story She wove this information into the story to help explain the why behind certain scenes The author carefully followed what we re given in the biblical record but filled out the story with what can reasonably be inferred from that record Having carefully studied the story previously, I agree with the direction she took the story for the very reasons she [...]

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    18. I was given an advanced copy in return for my honest review This is another book that I finished quite quickly About 24 hours from start to finish, and that was between the regular stuff I had to get done This book is based on the story of Bathsheba from the bible I am familiar with the story but don t recall many of the details I love that this is written in plain English I m the first to tell you that sometimes I have a really hard time reading the bible This book took a familiar story and mad [...]

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    19. Many people like to avoid biblical fiction because they don t want to add to the bible For myself, I read a biblical fiction book like Angela Hunt s and it drives me to the bible I especially loved all the footnotes in the end, references, and notes on the research behind this book.Bathsheba was a beautiful woman Her beauty to her, seemed as if a curse This story is told in first person from two points of view, Bathsheba and Nathan, the prophet It fully will make you dig into the bible and see, [...]

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    20. RESE A COMPLETA EN ESPA OLAngela Hunt captivated me with her novel based on the book of Esther, so I had a look my eye on her next book Bathsheba, because I was curious about how the author would write a novel about a not so loved biblical character.In the Bible, Bathsheba is rarely mentioned and there are not so many facts about her life In this novel, we meet a slightly younger Bathsheba from how she met King David until she became the mother of King Solomon.The novel doesn t try to minimize t [...]

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    21. Full disclosure I only made it about 10% of the way through and I knew at Chapter 2 that this would not be the book for me.Painting Nathan, of all people, the prophet who confronts and convicts David about his sin with Bathsheba, as a man who lusts after her himself, frequently painting her face over his wife s when they are intimate was enough to make me sick Nathan was human, so obviously he sinned And given that the Bible describes Bathsheba as being desirable in appearance, it is possible th [...]

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    22. Thank you to Netgalley Bethany House for the ARC of Bathsheba Reluctant Beauty I chose this book based on the cover, and very short description provided by Netgalley While I did learn a different side to Bathsheba s life, to the one often assumed by Bible readers, I did find this a very difficult book to follow Not only does it portray King David, as weak,stupid selfish, it could be that the way in which they lived during those times that struck me, I had a difficult time understanding the way i [...]

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    23. What a wonderfully refreshing look at the biblical story of Bathsheba I will admit that at first, I was not sure if I would enjoy the book but I am so glad that I took the time to read this account of Bathsheba The author took a different spin to Bathsheba s story but stayed very true to what was written in the Bible about Kind David and the biblical times that Bathsheba found herself in The fictionalized parts of the story were really very well executed and brought the story to life in an unexp [...]

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    24. The narrative was beautiful i liked the switch between characters, even though sometimes I forgot whose narrative I was reading I really loved Hunt s imagination, the assumption that David raped Bathsheba took me off guard Other authors created her as having a role to play besides being beautiful in the affair but Hunt placed the blame on him and I loved that That guess sat well with me because it is a high probability that he did No wonder the consequences were so harsh I am definitely going to [...]

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    25. I do not read a lot of Biblical fiction After reading and enjoying Esther, I wanted to read this book And I can say that i have never read a book or thought about the story of David and Bathsheba in this way It really blew my mind and made me appreciate the grace of God King David, the man after God s heart, the king who was promised a Messiah would come from his own line, committed atrocious acts This is a book that makes you want to go back to scripture and reread it Angela Hunt has written tw [...]

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    26. This book only confirmed what I already knew when I read Esther that I m becoming a fan of Angela Hunt.The book is rich in historical content and explains very well the culture of that time I ve learnt a lot with the story and the characters.I m glad this series is about beautiful women and I hope the author writes historical fiction about another women of the Bible.

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    27. Well, normally I don t like these types of books But this one was defiantly better than I thought it would be Thumbs up, Angela

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    28. A different look at the Biblical character of Bathsheba.

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    29. Bathsheba Reluctant Beautyby Angela HuntRating 4.5 5Book 2 in the Dangerous Beauty seriesBethany House Fiction Historical FictionIf you ve ever been to church, you ve probably heard about King David He was a man after God s own heart He was a worshipper He was a shepherd He s the one with the slingshot who killed the mighty Goliath But who really knew him Who really understood him Bathsheba is one character in the Bible who seems to be misunderstood or overlooked She was married to Uriah, a sold [...]

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    30. I really enjoyed this book I m not sure how much is biblical vs fictional but from my background knowledge I thought this was a great way to expand the story of David and Bathsheba in addition to the remainder of his ruling and the introduction of Solomon as king The book is written in two different perspectives Bathsheba and Nathan the prophet, who in the story has loved her his entire life Is that at all biblically accurate or just an aspect added in by the author Either way, I felt like I was [...]

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