Item description for Abigail's Story (Center Point Large Print Christian Fiction) by Ann Burton...
They were women of conviction and courage, whose stories inspire the faithful to this day.
Now, Signet launches Women of the Bible, a compelling new series for fans of historical fiction and romance.
This is the story of Abigail...
To settle her brother's gambling debt, Abigail of Carmel convinces her boorish lord to marry her. Then exiled by him to the life of a shepherdess, she grows to love David, the warrior son of Jesse, who will come face-to-face with her husband in a senseless war-and destroy her hopes of peace.
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Format: Large Print
Studio: Center Point Large Print
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.78" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Binding Library Binding
Release Date May 31, 2006
Publisher Center Point Large Print
ISBN 1585477508 ISBN13 9781585477500
Reviews - What do customers think about Abigail's Story (Center Point Large Print Christian Fiction)?
Not very inspirational or accurate Mar 23, 2008
I hate to say it, but I am deeply disappointed with the lack of historical accuracy in this book. I'm listening to this book in audio and I haven't finished it yet. It's an interesting listen and has certainly kept my attention, but I find myself groaning over the license taken. I understand it's fiction, but being based on a real woman from the Bible, I feel that more care should have been taken to stick close to what the Bible does say about Abigail. I do not believe that I would lable it "inspirational." As for being any sort of view of the peoples of the times, I consider that doubtful also. It's just sordid to have Abigail and David basically having an affair in all but the final sense. Who knows.. maybe that's still to come. I get more disappointed and disgusted the longer I listen.
I often depend on this site reviews to give me some idea of what to expect from a book. This time I wasn't prepared as well as I could have wished. I've never left a review and never expected to give a negative review if I did, but I'd have appreciated some warning, so here I am. If you read/listen to this book, you may well enjoy it, just don't expect Biblical accuracy.
Great Story Nov 3, 2006
A great story about the wonderfully brave Abigail from the Bible. Ann Burton paints a wonderful picture of a wonderfully brave yet normal woman who grew up in poverty and marries a monster to pay her brother's debt and keep her parents from being sold into slavery. She's sent into the country where she meets many of her husband's people who are starving. She also meets David who's an outlaw, slayer and future king. Abigail's a creative person coming up with a way to feed her husband's starving people and intervins to stop a war. A great story.
She brings the Bible to life!!!!! Oct 1, 2006
I think Ann Burton's books about Women of the Bible are the best! I have read 3 of her novels and I will never view these stories from the Bible the same way again. She really has a way of showing how these women lived and what their lives were like. PLEASE ANN, KEEP WRITING THESE BOOKS! THERE ARE MANY MORE WOMEN YOU COULD WRITE ABOUT!!!! If you haven't read these yet, you need to!!!!
very good Oct 26, 2005
It was a wonderful book, set in bible times. A fictional look at how they were real people.
if you liked this book you would like Liz Curtis Higgs series Thorn in my Heart, Fair is the Rose and Wence came a Prince.
A great culturally enriched love story. Aug 20, 2005
Abigail's Story is a fictitious novel based upon a little known but none the less important women from the Bible. Wonderfully blended with cultural enrichment from the era of King Saul , this reader found herself immersed into the day of a life of a poor potters daughter who's father riddled with what we know today as arthritis can no longer work the clay. Yet she provided for her family as she sales the clay she secretly turns herself. Events turn when she is forced to throw herself at the feet of the selfish, greedy,brutal Nabal as wife to pay off her brothers gambling debt lest her and her elderly parents by law be sold into slavery. Abigail's bravery bred out of necessity continues as the story once again takes a new direction as the "city girl" goes to the hills of Paran and must face the people her heartless husband starves as they tend his flocks. While carving a life among the herdsman and their clan she must ignore her heart that beats for the mysterious wandering Dal in the blue mantle. She is torn when she finally faces David, giant slayer, outlaw and future King of her people as commanded by the Adonai (Lord). Though she may be married to a monster she is still a married woman and must not commit adultery even if her husband rather see her dead. So when she must put her life at risk to intervene for the man she loves and for the people who have become her family only the one true Adonai can spare them.
In the back of the book you will find a handy glossary as well as a short but interesting discussion guide. I look forward to Ann Burton's next two scheduled books in the Women of the Bible series beginning with Rahab's Story due this September.